Big K.R.I.T. was one of the names Kendrick Lamar mentioned when he said he was trying to murder his competition on Big Sean’s new track “Control.” Below, is his reaction to the verse from K.Dot where he says never to take him lightly, but at the end of the day, rap is a competitive sport.
“It let people know that, ‘Yeah, I’m from the South and yeah, I’m country but you ain’t going to take me lightly. Aint none of these rappers going to take me lightly on a record.’ And [Kendrick Lamar] know that. So that’s why my name ended up on that list. If you think about ‘1 Train,’ or any record, I’ma give my all. People know that I’m a lyricist and I can compete with some of the best and it is what is. I appreciate the shout out because that’s really what it is. It’s a competitive sport; it’s a gladiator sport. Don’t nobody want to get murdered on a record. That just it is what is. So I don’t know, brother. I was like, ‘Hell yeah.’ It is what it is. Thank you for the shout out and shout out to all the fans that he may have that didn’t know about my music and now they gon’ go back and listen to records and check out ‘1 Train,’ and want to know why he felt the need to mention my name. And I’m 100% sure he probably gets tired of going to barbershops and hearing my name mentioned where he is and vice-versa. It’s all good man. It’s all within the sport.”