(AllHipHop News) All Sean "Diddy" Combs had was a few quips after Kendrick's "Control" verse dropped.
But, the mogul had changed his tune a bit in a recent conversation with Big Boy of Power 106 in Los Angeles.
"When I was coming up, I always stated I was a king because I knew who I was. That's like knowledge of self. So with [Kendrick] being a king, he's a king, Jay's a king, Ye's a king but there are some cats that are not kings. You got to be a prince sometimes before you can be a king," Diddy told Big Boy.
Then Diddy explained why the Compton upstart was a modern Hip-Hop king.
"Kendrick is deserving of his crown because he took hip-hop and put it on his back so crazy and has given birth to a whole type of real hip-hop generation that we needed to come back and it came from a cat that was, ironically, from the West Coast," Diddy continued. "He went back to the essence of what hip-hop is about."
Listen to the interview below.