Drake Put ‘No Energy’ Into Kendrick Lamar

A 'Control' response on Nothing was the Same? Birdman tells MTV News otherwise.

Birdman is a proud CEO. On Tuesday, his Cash Money artist Drake dropped Nothing was the Same, his third LP, which has captivated music fans since it leaked onto the Internet last week.

Not only did the #1 Stunna get to release the project through his Cash Money Record company, he also dropped some bars on one of the LP’s most exciting songs, “The Language.” Many fans speculate that the song is a subtle response to Kendrick Lamar’s fiery verse on Big Sean’s “Control,” where the Compton lyricist challenged Drake and a handful of other MCs.

“F— any n—a that’s talkin’ that sh– just to get a reaction/ F— going platinum, I looked at my wrist and it’s already platinum,” Drake spit on a line that many believe is a subliminal reference to K-Dot’s ear-popping verse.

Baby heard the speculation, but he doesn’t think that Kendrick was Drake’s intended target. “Drake do what he do. He really slick with whatever he do. He makes you think. But I didn’t think he put no energy into that,” he said on Wednesday (September 25) when he appeared on “RapFix Live.”

“Kendrick the homey, I ain’t got nothin’ but love and respect for Kendrick. Top Dawg is one of my best friends, so I would never want to see us condone that,” Birdman said acknowledging TDE’s CEO. “That ain’t what this about.”

Drake himself addressed the rap competition when he appeared on Angie Martinez’s Hot 97 radio show in New York earlier this week. “It just wasn’t real to me. I saw him after that and it was just like love, so it’s like was that real or was that for the people? Those were harsh words, you can’t just say that and see me like, ‘Yeah, man, what’s up,’ pretending like nothing ever happened. That’s not real,” he said.

The Cash Money CEO is just in awe of the album that Drake put together and he’s happy to be a part of it all. “I asked Drake to do his thing and I think he put together a classic piece. The music’s great, I ain’t think he went that route — to me,” he said. “For me, I would never want to see that from none of my team or my teammates because then we taking away why we do this and we do this for the people.”

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