What Kendrick Lamar Did: Refused to perform at GQ's "Men of the Year" party because of a piece written about him in the GQ "Men of the Year" issue
When He Did It: November 2013
Why It Was So Controversial: Kendrick making an appearance on the cover of GQ was a huge look for both him and TDE. But TDE CEO Anthony "Top Dawg" Tiffith didn't like the way he or TDE were portrayed in the accompanying story that ran inside the magazine. So he pulled Kendrick's performance from the GQ party and disassociated him and his label from the magazine. It didn't sit well with some people and sparked discussion about whether or not Kendrick should have performed anyway.
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