Lupe Fiasco doesn’t think Kendrick Lamar is ‘a top tier lyricist’
Lupe Fiasco has sparked a war of words with Top Dawg over Kendrick Lamar. The MC took to Twitter over the weekend to share his observations over the lead single from Black Panther: The Album.
Posting the artwork for Kendrick and SZA’s “All the Stars” next to his Drogas Wave album cover, Fiasco wrote: “Even I admit this is a little too close for comfort…damn now I guess I need a new album cover…thanx @theblackpanther.”
A few minutes later, Lupe doubled down, pointing out other allegations, including perceived similarities between untitled unmastered. and Food & Liquor II and DAMN. and Tetsuo & Youth. He also appeared to note his ninja activities in connection with K-Dot’s Kung Fu Kenny alter ego. “‘No matter how far you go…you will reflect me,’” he added. “All Black album covers, Backwards albums Ninja! Now this…I’m getting suspiciously delicious hahahha.”
Dave Free, president of TDE, responded to the post with a reference to “Kick, Push.” “@LupeFiasco go kick & push yourself into a tree with these wild allegations. 😂,” he wrote. Carrera Lu responded: “I see what you did there. However it’s rather impossible to skate into a tree because most trees are located in grass where skateboards don’t actually work to well due to the wheels not really being optimal for traversing across such terrain. Now a car or say a well placed gate.”
TDE executive Punch seemingly responded to the allegations as well. “Lol,” he wrote. “Stop it. Make records baby.” Shortly thereafter, he added: “Aiight. So l almost got a lil upset earlier, then l remembered we are going against Jay Z for Album Of The Year at the Grammys. Lol. What was I thinking?”