Rumor has it that rapper Kendrick Lamar is heated over his recent “Man of the Year” interview with men’s magazine GQ. Earlier this week, photos were released of GQ’s epic “Man of the Year” party in Los Angeles, Calif, where Lamar was missing in action.
In case you were wondering, the 27-year-old “Control” rapper skipped out on the party after an interview with Steve Marsh went sour. According to reports, “the tone and focus of the interview focused heavily on the gang violence endemic in the rapper’s hometown of Compton, focusing on the wrong details.”
In a statement released by the CEO of Kendrick’s label Top Dawg Entertainment, Anthony Tiffith explains why Lamar felt slighted:
To say he was ‘surprised at our discipline’ is completely disrespectful … Kendrick deserved to be accurately documented. The racial overtones immediately reminded everyone of a time in hip-hop that was destroyed by violence, resulting in the loss of two of our biggest stars [Tupac and B.I.G.] … As a result of this misrepresentation, I pulled Kendrick from his performance at GQ’s annual Man Of The Year party.While we think it’s a tremendous honor to be named as one of the Men Of The Year, these lazy comparisons and offensive suggestions are something we won’t tolerate.
There has been no official response from GQ as of yet. – ruthie hawkins/@ruubabie