Kendrick Lamar‘s clip from the 2013 BET Hip-Hop Awards cypher got fans buzzing this week after it surfaced online. In his verse, the brash Compton rhymer throws a not-so-subtle jab at a certain Young Money rapper with a recently-released album.
“Yeah, and nothing’s been the same since they dropped ‘Control,’” Lamar raps. “And they tucked a sensitive rapper back in his pajama clothes.”
For those unaware, Lamar got sizable coverage and more than a few angry responses when the world heard his scathing verse on Big Sean‘s “Control” back in August. In the verse, Kendrick calls out numerous other notable rappers, making it known that he’s coming for the hip-hop crown. One noticeably absent rap star from Lamar’s list? Drake.
Many fans interpreted Kendrick leaving Drake’s name out of it as a subtle diss, but his cypher lyric appears to be a more direct shot at Drizzy. Drake just dropped his third studio album, Nothing Was the Same. His reputation as a “sensitive rapper” is well-known, and he was spotted last year out at a Hollywood club wearing pajamas and slippers.
Drake has yet to respond to the cypher footage, but one soul superstar has already called him out. Erykah Badu tweeted on the matter, and let the rapper know that he can’t let this slide.