Papoose is not only hip hop artist to take umbrage to whatÂ Kendrick Lamar stated in his verse on Big Sean’s ‘Control’ track. However he is the only that has gotten very personal by mentioning Kendrick’s mother in his verse. Kendrick calling himself the “King Of New York” has lit a fire in Hip Hop that has not been seen in some time. Some are saying he only called out his friends in the verse and they took no offense to the verse.
However Papoose does not feel the same, â€œEven if I wasnâ€™t from New York, I would respect that enough to not say that I was the King of a place that Iâ€™m not even from,â€ Papoose said in a phone interview with XXL.Â â€I had to just represent for my city. It was defending my city where I was born and raised, blood sweat and tears. I felt like, all yâ€™all media outlets and award shows and different platforms, yâ€™all make these dudes feel like theyâ€™re greater than what they are, and it ultimately leads to a situation like this, where they feel like they can just disrespect everybody like that.â€
Papoose went on to say â€œIâ€™m the King of New York,â€ he continued. â€œThis is my kingdom. I feel like what Kendrick tried to do was the kicking down the buildings thing that Snoop [did]. I listened to how he set it upâ€”in the beginning he said things like, â€˜Iâ€™m Makaveliâ€™s offspringâ€™â€”so you knew the disrespect was coming. And he knew what he was doing; the disrespect was intentional. It is what it is, bro, I just feel like New York gets disrespected so much, and thatâ€™s why the game is the way it is now. These cats feel like they can disrespect us whenever they feel like it, but they got all the love here. It is what it is, just donâ€™t disrespect New York, â€™cause Iâ€™ll have to disrespect you.â€
This seems to be heating up and I only hope the disrespect stays in the records that are made.