It’s all love between Big Sean and Kendrick Lamar.
On his song “Deep Reverence,” Sean revealed that he reached out to the Compton MC following Nipsey Hussle’s death in March 2019 and resolved whatever issues that may have existed due to miscommunication.
“After what happened to Nipsey, I reached out to Kendrick,” raps Sean Don on the Detroit 2 track. “It wasn’t even no real issues there to begin with / Lack of communication and wrong information from people / Fueled by the ego is like mixing flames with diesel / Energy crazy, I realize that it’s a two-way street.”
During an interview with “Sway in the Morning” this week, Sean once again recalled a conversation he had with TDE president Punch that inspired him to reach out to Kendrick. He attempted to text Kendrick in the past but discovered that he had the wrong number.
“I never went any further than that,” he said, according to Complex. “I just left it there. So I had been wanting to do that. When I reached out to him, the mutual respect me and him have for each other is that of like kings and brothers. We respect each other to the fullest.”
They both realized that their “beef” was the result of miscommunication. “The situation was, he thought that people around him were telling him something, people around me were telling me something, and it just really wasn’t the case,” said Sean. “So, when we were able to talk, it was a good reconciliation and it was a good mutual respect.”
Kendrick later reached out to Sean after hearing “Deep Reverence.” “Even when he heard ‘Deep Reverence,’ he hit me and was like ‘Yo, I appreciate you showing that love. I appreciate that love in the verse. You and Nip went crazy. Y’all gassed on it.'”
According to Sean, hearing from his “Control” collaborator brought him closure. “It was good to get that response from your brother,” he said. “Because, on that record, I just was keeping it open and honest and real. I wasn’t trying to hold back. It was not out of disrespect, either. It was out of respect for myself and the things I’ve learned along the way.”
When Sway asked who he thought was trying to pit him against Kendrick, he blamed the internet at large. “What really was blowing it out of proportion, I feel like, was the internet,” he said.
The Nipsey Hussle-assisted “Deep Reverence” can be found on Sean’s album Detroit 2, which is expected to debut at No. 1 on next week’s Billboard 200.