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Kendrick Lamar’s explosive verse on Big Sean’s “Control” has shaken up the hip-hop world, and the MC himself weighed in on the considerable response on Wednesday.

“I didn’t know there would be so much speculation, I just want to rap,” he said in a call with Power 106. He says his verse — in which the L.A. MC calls himself the king of New York and takes aim at a number of rappers — has been misunderstood.

“I think it’s a case of maybe I should dumb down my lyrics just a little bit,” Lamar added. “The irony of that line is that the people who actually understood it and got it were the actual kings of New York, you know, me sitting down with them this past week, and them understanding, it’s not actually about being the king of whatever coast, it’s about leaving a mark as great as Biggie, as great as Pac.”

[via billboard]



Drew Pierce

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