T.I. Backs Up Kendrick Lamar’s Lyrics on “Control”

“I’m Makaveli’s offspring, I’m the King of New York, King of the Coast, one hand, I juggle them both,” rapped Kendrick Lamar in his controversial 152-second verse on Big Sean’s “Control.” With the young West Coast rapper crowning himself the “King of New York,’ it stirred up quite a commotion in the hip-hop culture on whether or not the verse was too premature. T.I., who wasn’t name dropped by Kendrick, gave VIBE his opinion. The self-proclaimed King of the South believes that what Kendrick did was “courageous” and heroic, and that realistically no one right now in New York is on Kendrick’s level.

“There is no new artist whose record plays more than Kendrick’s record in New York.” T.I. told VIBE. “So arguably, he’s correct.”

Just in case you’ve been sleeping under a rock, check out Kendrick’s verse on ‘Control’ here.