Erykah Badu is weighing in on the Drake and Kendrick Lamar beef, telling Canadian-born Drake that he needs to respond after Lamar dissed him during BET’s Cypher. A video of the diss, which airs during the BET Hip-Hop Awards Oct. 15, was leaked last week.
The 42-year-old artist, who performed with Lamar during his “B-tch Don’t Kill My Vibe” performance at the 2013 BET Awards in June, tweeted over the weekend:
“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 s--ts a never penetrate, pin the tail on the donkey boy you been a fake …” Lamar said in the Cypher diss.
This comes after Lamar set the Internet ablaze in August when he was featured on rapper Big Sean’s song “Control.” The Compton, Calif., native called out fellow rappers including Meek Millz, A$AP Rocky, Drake, Mac Miller and even Big Sean.
“But this is hip-hop and them ni--as should know what time it is/And that goes for Jermaine Cole, Big KRIT, Wale, Pusha T, Meek Millz. A$AP Rocky, Drake, Big Sean, Jay Electron’, Tyler, Mac Miller/ I got love for you all, but I’m tryna murder you ni--as/Trying to make sure your core fans never heard of you ni--as/ They don’t wanna hear not one more noun or verb from you ni--as, [sic]” he raps, in part. Several artists responded with diss records, including Meek Millz, and even P. Diddy weighed in on the challenge.
During a talk last month at New York University, Drake gave his take on the slight. "Kendrick’s verse was a moment. It was really cool for a couple weeks. But are you listening to it now? How does that verse start?"
There's speculation Drake disses Lamar in a song on the Canadian-born rapper’s latest album, “Nothing Was the Same.” In one verse of “The Language," Drake raps: “I don’t know who you’re referring to, who is this ni--a you heard about?/Someone just talking that bulls--t, man someone just gave you the run-around.”