Kendrick Lamar Thinks He Looks “Cute” In Chanel Photoshoot Per Text Exchange With TDE’s Punch

Kendrick Lamar

The “Not Like Us” rapper catches some friendly jabs.

After scoring a decisive victory in his battle with Drake, Kendrick Lamar has remained mostly silent in public. However, one of the pgLang founder’s private conversations came to light.

Photos of Kendrick Lamar posing for a Chanel campaign hit the internet. Terrence “Punch” Henderson, president of Lamar’s former label home Top Dawg Entertainment (TDE), had some jokes about the images for the French luxury fashion house.

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Punch shared a text exchange he had with K. Dot on social media. During the conversation, the A Room Full of Mirrors member asked Lamar, “What you doing dawg?”

Kendrick Lamar responded, “I think I’m cute on there man. Couldn’t resist.” Punch then texted back, “What are you doing with them dreamy eyes n####??” Lamar replied, “I’m crying dawg.”

TDE released Kendrick Lamar’s five studio LPs, including 2022’s Mr. Morale & the Big Steppers. The Compton-raised MC launched the pgLang entertainment company with former TDE executive Dave Free in 2020. 

Punch addressed Lamar’s departure in September 2022, saying at the time, “Even if they fall on their head, they gotta fall on their head, get up, learn from that, and keep moving. You’re concerned always. But it’s still like, ‘I’m proud of you, bro. Do what you do.’ If you need something, the phone is open,”