[AUDIO] Kendrick Lamar Addresses Controversial Lyrics from Big Sean’s “Control”
Posted by Jeffrey Harris on 08.28.2013
He says the actual kings of New York understood it…
Kendrick Lamar spoke to Power 106 this week about his lyrics from the Big Sean song "Control" where he called out several big names in the rap game including Drake and more. Below are some highlights and an audio clip from the call:
On the controversy over the song: "I didn't know there would be so much speculation, I just want to rap."
On the actual "Kings of New York" getting the lyrics: "I think it's a case of maybe I should dumb down my lyrics just a little bit. 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."