Just a couple of months ago Papoose let the world know that he and Kendrick Lamar were on the “same page,” but on Thursday night the Brooklyn MC ripped that page out of his rhyme book and sent lyrical shots directly at the California MC.
Like Joell Ortiz, Grafh, Ransom, Fred the Godson and a number of other New York spitters, Pap took exception to K-Dot’s “Control” verse . While most of the “Control” responses addressed Lamar’s “king of New York” line and his competitive boast in a non-threatening way, Pap’s freestyle is way more combative. “Tell Kendrick and TDE to lay off the PCP,” he starts before challenging his manhood.
“Kendrick, Kanye and Drake they act feminine/ Wear a lot of clothes you usually see women in,” he spits before theorizing: “You only blew up ’cause you contribute to the feminization of the black man.”
It didn’t stop there, Pap also threatened a robbery. “Catch you slippin’ in the city no permission to floss/ Kiss your jewelry goodbye, put your lips on your cross,” he rhymes.
Prior to the Pap’s retaliation the two rappers were believed to have an alliance. When Papoose stormed Hot 97’s Summer Jam stage to perform unannounced in June, it was later revealed that it was Kendrick who sacrificed his own stage time to let the Brooklyn rhyme dealer get on. He and Lamar received a bit of backlash from Hot 97’s brass. “I’m just so happy for his success, to see him get what he deserves,” Pap told MTV news correspondent Sway Calloway when he appeared on “RapFix Live” days after the Summer Jam concert.
On that same episode Papoose delivered a freestyle where he continued to toast to K-Dot. “I thugged my way up on the Summer Jam stage/ Me and Kendrick Lamar, we on the same page,” he rhymed.
At the top of his latest freestyle, Pap suggested that he simply used Kendrick to get on the Summer Jam stage. “I’ll tell you anything man, I’m a Brooklyn n—a,” he said at the top of the song. “Ayo Kendrick, good looking on that Summer Jam move, but you ain’t the king of sh–.”