A$AP Rocky Calls Kendrick Lamar ‘Crazy’ for ‘King of New York’ Comment

Kendrick Lamar and A$AP Rocky

Kendrick Lamar declared himself the “king of New York” on his “Control” verse. But the comment didn’t sit well with many of his New York peers including A$AP Rocky.

“That king of New York shit, you smoking crack. You crazy,” said the Harlem rapper during his appearance on Funkmaster Flex’s show on Hot 97.

However, unlike Joell Ortiz, Papoose, Joe Budden, or Astro, Rocky was one of the New York MCs mentioned by Kendrick on “Control.”

“Honestly, K. Dot and them ni**as, that’s fam. I think hip-hop needs this shit,” said Rocky. “It’s ni**as pissed off just because they wasn’t mentioned. I’m not justifying shit, rap is rap. The ni**a didn’t say nothing about nobody mother, he ain’t want problems. He said these is my ni**as and I’m lettin’ ya’ll know it’s competition. What’s the problem? That man know I’m where he at.”

While the song has incited several fiery responses, A$AP think it’s good for hip-hop. “All the rappers who are making disses and responses, it’s just like, yo… It’s not about being relevant or not because hip-hop ain’t about relevance, man, it’s all about the sport, it’s all about the culture,” he said. “I don’t care if a motherfucker got a hit record or not. I feel like some people are goin’ extra hard and if that’s how they feel, I feel like that’s something that K. Dot gotta handle himself. I’m talking about the rappers that was named, I feel like they shouldn’t feel no type of way.”

But he still doesn’t agree with K-Dot’s “king of New York” comment. “I got a crib in L.A. I’m doing the same venues, if not bigger venues. I don’t feel no type of way,” said Rocky. “I’m not gonna say I’m the king of L.A. I could, at least I live there.”

He did, however, applaud Kendrick for his verse. “But that ni**a’s spittin’. I feel like that ni**a’s one of the most talented of our generation. I ain’t got nothing but love for my whole TDE fam.”

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24 Comments

  1. Twista

    “The ni**a didn’t say nothing about nobody mother, he ain’t want problems.”

    Question: if I criticize his poor usage of the English language, am I going to take a tremendous amount of flack for it and be called a “hater?”

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    Ricky Reply:

    @Twista, Nigga, is you serious? Besides, you forgot to capitalize the “I” in “if”. Secondly, the question mark should be outside the quotations.

    You don’t come off as a hater, but you sure do as a prick.

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    keep it real Reply:

    @Ricky, Excuse me? How can you critique someone’s grammar when you just wrote “is you serious?”. umm………….

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    Ice Reply:

    @keep it real, You forgot to capitalize “umm”.

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    jay4TIP Reply:

    @Ricky, LMAO!!

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    T Reply:

    @Twista, But I bet you understood the context of what was said tho. Lets not. Lets not open up this discussion about elitism and colonial thinking.

    Cause I can give it to you in the Queen’s English or Ebonics.

    Critiquing someone’s manner of speaking instead of focusing on what is being said is weak and a sign of low intelligence. Attacking this mans intelligence won’t make you any smarter. You know what’s good.

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    KeepitReal Reply:

    @T, No he is on some real shit. How are you going to call yourself not only a lyricist, f dot a great lyricist, but speak improperly during a formal interview? Yes I understood him the second time I read, and that’s a problem.

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    T Reply:

    @KeepitReal, and that’s the same thing most middle class people say when they wanna dismiss all forms of rap and hip hop (when they’re not subtly making fun of it). Name me one of the great MCs that uses “proper” English all
    The time. I’ll wait.

    Your rebuttal is invalid and leads back to my first point about equating intelligence with “proper speaking” You can’t say that without dismissing Ebonics (or most forms of speech developed in American communities from Twang to AAVE to Spanglish) completely.

    He’s speaking the way he learned to speak growing up.

    How soon we forget that rap (built on the street vernacular of minorities) was dismissed for the same reasons.

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    _ayozayy Reply:

    @Twista, yea you would simply because you worrying about how he talking, even though you understand what he trying to say you wanna focus on something so small… but hey wat do i know ? lol

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    GREAT FLAKES Reply:

    @_ayozayy, Exactly, I do not understand what does his grammar have to do with anything. He is clearly a rapper not William Shakespeare. He makes music not teaching lessons about how to speak in a interview. When I read some of these comments, you would think the people replying are typing essays about speech for a college professor. THIS A WEBSITE THAT POST ABOUT ARTISTS!!!!!!! You guys are very intelligent, but you are also wasting perfectly great paragraphs with proper vocabulary on a musical website.. but like @_ayozayy said what do I know?

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  2. stanticha

    @twista hater

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  3. ♪►Muzzac◄♪

    A$AP Rocky is sooooooooooooooooo sexy!

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  5. Go Home

    The King of New York died on March 9

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    KT Reply:

    @Go Home, THANK YOU.

    Not only that but he was Hip-Hop’s once and forever King.

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    boi.dik Reply:

    @Go Home, amen

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  7. Grant

    Kendrick isn’t even the king of California. I don’t know why these rappers are letting this overrated little boy get underneath their skin.

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  11. @cassidyboi

    ASAP rocky. Needs to come out the closet if he so real… I mean it’s to obvious & this coming from a gay dude I see it

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  12. Yallknow

    He didnt write a diss to Kdot because his rapping skills suck! He out the closet yet tho?

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