A 15-second clip of Kendrick Lamar’s verse during the BET Hip Hop Awards Cypher surfaced this week (October 3). In the clip, Lamar appears diss both Drake and Papoose.
“Nothing’s been the same since they dropped ‘Control’ / And tucked a sensitive rapper back in his pajama clothes,” says Kendrick Lamar in the verse. “Ha-ha, jokes on you / High-five, I’m bullet proof / Your shits will never penetrate / Pin the tail on the donkey, boy, you’ve been a fake.”
While there’s been no confirmation whether the first portion of the clip was actually intended for Drake, the clip’s second half was in fact directed towards Papoose, according to the Brooklyn, New York rapper.
“I thought it was comical,” Papoose said in an exclusive conversation with HipHopDX, sharing his reaction to Kendrick Lamar’s BET Cypher verse. The Nacirema Dream emcee also confirmed that he plans to respond to on wax.
“I’m dropping [a song] real soon, so people gonna see how I feel about that,” he said. “It’s called ‘That’s My Word.” I want everybody to look forward to that and see what I think about that little comical situation.”
Lyrical tension between Papoose and Kendrick Lamar first began following the release of Kendrick’s verse on Big Sean’s “Control.” Papoose was offended that Kendrick referred to himself as the “King of New York,” even though Kendrick recited a line from Kurupt’s verse on Terrace Martin’s “Get Bizy,” which also features Lamar and Bad Lucc. Papoose then followed with his own track aimed at Lamar.
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