Kendrick Lamar is doubling down on his declaration that he's the "king" of hip-hop. During his cypher freestyle for Tuesday's broadcast of the BET Hip-Hop Awards, Kendrick once again crowned himself king.
This summer Kendrick shook up the hip-hop world with his verse on Big Sean's "Control," where he declared himself the "king of New York" and also called out his fellow rappers. The backlash following the track's released made Kendrick the subject of several diss tracks from artists such as Papoose, Meek Mill, Cassidy, A$AP Ferg and others.
Kendrick's cypher wasn't the only reference to his controversial verse. As Diddy took the stage in support of French Montana's "Ain't Worried About Nothing," French Montana placed a crown atop Diddy's head, showing Kendrick who's the true king of New York.
Prior to Tuesday's broadcast, a leaked clip of Kendrick's cypher stirred up controversy because of a verse that seemingly took aim at Drake. Kendrick called out a "sensitive rapper," which was rumored to be a message toward "Drizzy." However, others thought the diss was aimed at Papoose.
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