Kendrick Lamar Throws Down Gauntlet, Rap World Laughs At Him

Kendrick Lamar threw down the gauntlet last night with an antagonistic verse on Big Sean’s new song Control but it doesn’t look like anyone is really taking him seriously. In fact, most hip hop fans seem to think that the verse is more humorous than intimidating.

On Control, Kendrick runs through a list of names that he’s going to make obsolete. Jermaine Cole, Pusha T, Meek Mill, Drake… all of you better watch out because Kendrick is going to steal all of your fans.

Lamar sings:

“I’m usually homeboys with the same n*ggas I’m rhymin’ wit, but this is hip-hop and them n*ggas should know what time it is. And that goes for Jermaine Cole, Big Krit, Wale, Pusha T, Meek Mill, ASAP Rocky, Drake. Big Sean, Jay Electron, Tyler, Mac Miller, I love for you all but I’m tryna murder you n*ggas. Tryin make your core fans never heard of you n*ggas, they don’t want to hear one more noun or verb from you n*ggas.”

Damn! Kendrick just called out everybody.

That was probably the reaction that the singer was hoping for but that isn’t the one he got. Hashtags like “KendrickDidn’tCallOut” “RappersKendrickDidn’tMention” and “TwitPicYourReactionToKendrickVerse” started trending on Twitter has hip hop fans started making fun of Lamar.

In addition to calling out his competition, Lamar also called himself the king of New York and the King of the Coast.

Lamar said: “I’m Machiavelli’s offspring, I’m the king of New York/King of the Coast, one hand, I juggle them both.”

What did you think of Kendrick Lamar’s verse? Did he throw down the gauntlet? Or did he just give a bunch of shout outs?

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