Kendrick Lamar Aims at Drake in BET Cypher: “Nothing’s Been the Same Since They Dropped Control”
(TDE at the 2013 BET Hip-Hop Awards: ScHoolboy Q, Kendrick Lamar, Jay Rock & SZA)
The 2013 BET Hip-Hop Awards were recently taped in Atlanta last weekend, and will air on the network in two weeks. One of the most talked about moments during the annual show came from the always entertaining cyphers. TDE shook things up with a lineup of Jay Rock, ScHoolboy Q, Ab-Soul, newest signee Isaiah Rashad, and Kendrick Lamar.
With his “Control” verse still a hot topic months later, Kendrick used his camera time to cleverly send a jab at Drake. In recent interviews with Angie Martinez and Big Boy’s Neighborhood, Drake expressed disappointment and questioned the Compton MC and his motives when recording the verse on Big Sean’s record. Over Mobb Deep’s “Shook Ones Part. II,” Kendrick raps from a spectators angle using Drizzy’s Nothing Was the Same album title as a base for his verbal attack.
“Yeah…and nothing’s been the same since they dropped “Control”/ And tucked a sensitive rapper back in his Pajama Clothes/ Ha-ha jokes on you, high-five…..I’m bulletproof/ Your sh*ts a never penetrate, pin the tail on the donkey boy you been a fake….”
Catch the full cypher during the 2013 BET Hip-Hop Awards when it airs on Tuesday, October 15 at 8 p.m. EST.