Having more than 27 million monsters on your trail is more than enough to rattle even the bravest of souls, but Kendrick Lamar welcomes the attention that comes with a few tweets from Lady Gaga. “That’s a real good friend… a real good friend,” K-Dot told the Source on Sunday of the pop megastar.
It all began on the Fourth of July, when Gaga sent a tweet to her Interscope labelmate and hashtagged his Section.80 single “Rigamortis,” but she turned things up when she showed up at the Compton MC’s show during the Pitchfork Music Festival in Chicago on Sunday. “@kendricklamar #womenweedandweather listening to The Recipe. Can your new album come out now so i can go out to clubs and dance again,” Gaga tweeted before giving Kendrick the thumbs up on his latest single. ” ‘Swimming Pool’ is so cool.”
On Friday, Lamar dropped “Swimming Pools (Drank)”, the T-Minus-produced drinking ode that finds Kendrick pondering the effects of alcoholism and other addictions.
After Gaga retweeted Kendrick’s “The Power is really in my hair n—a” message, the Black Hippy spitter playfully responded back: “@ladygaga Indeed. My hair manifested those lyrics. One million sun beams. 10 strands of gray.”
Seems like the two are quite fond of each other, but whether a collaboration is in the works is anyone’s guess. “God willing …. for now I just like the friendship thing,” Kendrick told the Source.
Lamar’s major-label debut good kid, m.A.A.d city is scheduled to drop on October 2 on Dr. Dre’s Aftermath and Top Dawg Entertainment through Interscope.
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