Lupe Fiasco has apologized to Kendrick Lamar, after saying the rapper is “not a top-tier lyricist”.
The Superstar hitmaker first took issue with Humble star Kendrick in January (18) after he shared the artwork for All the Stars, Kendrick’s collaboration with SZA. Lupe noted the similarities between their artwork and the cover for his upcoming project Drogas Wave, saying that it was “a little too close for comfort” and that he would need to start again on his cover.
He continued to blast the 30-year-old on Twitter when someone asked him if he genuinely believes Logic is a better rapper than Kendrick.
“I’ll put it to you like this. K. Dot is not a top tier lyricist to me and my standards when it comes to punchlines and bars,” he replied. “His overall lyrics are good, his stories phenomenal, but punchline entendre lyrically I don’t see it.”
He later deleted his tweets, but Lupe has now apologized to Kendrick in a wide-ranging Instagram video.
“Maybe I should have just left it alone,” he said. “Even though my impetus was the Control verse. I mean you put yourself out there like that. So you opened yourself up to critique… I apologize for even engaging and talking about n***as careers… I’ll never do that s**t again.”
Lupe has also been battling with Kid Cudi since 2014, when Cudi criticized his money-making scheme to charge fans $500 for a personalized verse, and it doesn’t seem as though that feud is going to come to an end anytime soon.
“F**k Cudi. F**k that n***a. Forever,” he said in the video. “That n***a will never get an apology from me. F**k that b**ch.”