Hey, Kendrick Lamar: Zoe Kravitz Wants to Star in Your ‘Bitch, Don’t Kill My Vibe’ Video
Compton-born rapper Kendrick Lamar, who moved 240,000 copies of his Interscope debut ‘good kidd, m.A.A.d. city’ when it dropped last fall, is one of the hottest up ‘n’ comers on the scene, and he has friends in high places. Jay-Z just dropped a verse on the remix of Lamar’s ‘Bitch, Don’t Kill My Vibe,’ which was a track he originally worked on with Lady Gaga. With the Hova and Mother Monster firmly installed in his corner, Zoe Kravitz — the model, actress and daughter of Lenny — has now stepped up to plate and said she wants to star in the video for the track.
This just keeps getting better and better.
At an event promoting her jewelry line at the Swarovski store in NYC, the stylish Kravitz told The Source, “I just think he’s amazing, I just can’t stop listening to his record, I really can’t. It’s on repeat, and yeah I just think it’s really intelligent and it’s beautiful and it’s produced amazing and I love his voice and I love his flow, I’m just a huge f—ing fan, man!”
That’s quite an endorsement. But she went a step further, saying she’d love to star in the video.
Well, since Kravitz did star in Jay-Z’s clip for ‘I Know’ in 2008, there’s six degrees of separation right there. Maybe Jay-Z can put in a good word for her.
In other ‘Kendrick Lamar Has a Huge Fan Club That Also Consists of Mary J. Blige and Dr. Dre‘ news, the rapper revealed which artist he is a huge fan of and who he hoped he could get to appear on his record — and that’s New York MC Nas. Lamar had wanted Nas to appear on the 12-minute track ‘Sing About Me.’
“I never really got a chance to reach out to him,” Lamar told Vibe. “I was so wrapped up in getting the music done, samples cleared and mastered. There was so much going on.”
Since he was so caught up in completing the actual album, Lamar didn’t want a collabo that would end up haphazard or rushed, and thereby forced. “I didn’t really wanna rush the process. I actually wanted to sit in the studio and vibe with him. [It was] the only thing that I had a vision for but in due time, God willing, for sure.”
Lamar also said he would have let Nas have complete creative freedom over whatever verses or bars he wanted to drop. “I just wanted to play him the record. Whatever inspiration he drew from it, I’d just have him there and he would go,” says Lamar. “He’s a genius.”
Lamar revealed he wanted Nas for his ears, as well. “The record is self-explanatory, but he may hear something a little different that might take it to the next level,” he said. “That’s what makes a great feature for me — somebody that could take the song to the next level from where it was at. He would have did just that. It’s a great record now but to have his expertise on it would have been crazy.”
Ya hear that, Nas?
When the much-heralded rapper goes to make his next album, let’s hope that a Zoe Kravitz video cameo is on his resume and some studio time with Nas is booked!