It’s been weeks since Kendrick Lamar’s “Control” made it’s way online and ruffled some feathers in the rap game as he called out each and every one of his competitors and proclaimed himself the king of both coasts. While several rappers hit the studio to release responses, Meek Mill was the only rapper who was actually called out that released a response. On the track, “Ooh Kill Em” he dissed Kendrick in the lyrics:
Man you claiming you the king of New York/ What the f–k wrong with you n–ga, step back
Hundred shots, aim straight at your snap cap/ Everybody want the crown so I snatch that
Heard your gun go doo-dooo-dooo/ Well my gun go blap-blap-blap-blap
What the f–k I gotta whisper to n-ggas / To earn my respect just to get to these n–gas
Go Ether, Takeover or Jigga on n-ggas I really go 2Pac and Biggie on n–gas
What the f-ck wrong with him/ Like really I’m sick of you n–gas
You’ve been in the game like a year and some change/ And you feeling yourself so I’m killing these n–gas like…
Whether Meek’s verse killed Kendrick is debatable, but last night Kendrick turned things up a few notches when he called out Meek as “irrelevant” during a show in Brooklyn.
According to All Hip Hop, he said:
“I been doing this s–t for years…I mastered this s–t,. I have no time for irrelevant n—as [or] new n—as. There’s one n—a in particular that needs to realize that there’s ‘levels’ to this s–t. I’m MOTHER F–KIN’ KING KENDRICK.”
The obvious reference to Meek Mill was “Levels” which is Meek’s current single.
Meanwhile, Meek took no time to respond on Twitter:
King of what? Somebody please tell me.
Let me RT
@MeekMill: King of what? @kendricklamar
This could either get really exciting for rap, or egos and entourages could get in the way, and it could get real dangerous. Let’s hope they keep this battle on wax….