A$AP Rocky Says Kendrick Lamar Is ‘Crazy’ for ‘King of New York’ Claim
The aftermath of Kendrick Lamar's 'Control' verse included a tidal wave of critical review and a number of responses, although none of them came from any of the artists the Compton, Calif., native named in his verse. Rappers like Big Sean and now A$AP Rocky both name-dropped by Lamar -- responded via interviews, however, the latter isn't too pleased with his 'F---in' Problems' collaborator's "King of New York" proclamation.
Rocky, a Harlem, N.Y., native, jokingly showed he was taken aback by Lamar's claim when he and the A$AP Mob stopped by Hot 97 to speak with Funkmaster Flex.
"That King of New York s---, you're smoking crack. You crazy," the 'Long. Live. A$AP' creator said with a smirk.
Rocky went on to praise Lamar for being aggressive enough to make the claim in the first place.
"Honestly though, K. Dot and them n----s, that's family. I think hip-hop need this s---. N----s who's pissed off just because they wasn't mentioned ... The n---- didn't say nothing about nobody's mother, n---- didn't say he wanted the five minutes from nobody, he ain't say he want no problems. He said, 'These are my n----s, and I'm letting y'all know there's competition. What's the problem?
The A$AP leader even spoke about the multitude of disses from rappers many say aren't even relevant to the conversation. "It's not about being relevant or not because hip-hop is not about relevance. It's all about the sport; it's all about the culture," he shared.