The 10 Best Responses to Kendrick Lamar's Lyrical Death Threat on Social Media

Kendrick-640x400Kendrick Lamar caused a ruckus in the rap game yesterday when he dropped his boisterous verse on Big Sean’s “Control.” Lamar called out some of the industry's top MCs, by name. Jermaine Cole, Big K.R.I.T., WalePusha T, Meek Mill, A$AP Rocky, Drake, Jay Electronic, Tyler the Creator, Mac Miller, and even Big Sean were all on the hit list.

Lines like “I got love for you all but I'm tryna murder you n****s/Tryna make sure your core fans never heard of you n****s,” seemed very Kanye West/Taylor Swift VMA-esque. Paraphrased: I’m going to let you all finish, but I’m the best rapper of all time. All time.

Not only has Lamar managed to ruffle some famous feathers, he’s also had Twitter on lockdown since the song dropped, with several trending topics since its debut.

Here are some of the best responses on social media:

“Control” sent Loso on the prowl for the nearest studio.

Mac Miller found the song as a motivational way for him to expand his vocabulary, preferably in adjectives.

Lebron James praised the track.

X Factor star, Astro, may only be 16 years old, but decided to share his very own rhymes in the rap scuffle.

Kevin Hart a.k.a. Chocolate Droppa, came back at Lamar in full force. He even dropped a few bars on Instagram.

Diddy chimed in to address Lamar’s stance on New York royalty

Following suit, Bad Boy recording artist, King Los, released a “Control” freestyle. Hit music producer, Claude Kelly, resurrected the essence of Vanilla Ice to get his point across.

Even retired basketball coach, Phil Jackson had a response for Control’s line, “If Phil Jackson came back, still no coachin' me /I'm uncoachable, I'm unsociable.”


And fresh off out the oven comes Lupe Fiasco with his very own response track.