Pap's appearance at Summer Jam caused a bit of a stir.
Although he was initially accused of "rushing" the stage, it turns out the TDE camp made the appearance happen, as Pap showed Kendrick Lamar support early in his career. The two also collaborated on a track called "Lyrical Gangsta" last year.
Hot 97's program director and personality Ebro Darden wasn't informed of the appearance, which was facilitated by his co-host Peter Rosenberg, who spoke with "an unnamed representative of the camp" about it the morning before.
Ebro was upset by this, to say the least - he was supposedly in complete control of the entire event. Afterward, the two interacted on Twitter, and Ebro challenged Papoose to come on his morning show "The Realness" to discuss it, denying any prior knowledge of the performance.
Rosenberg went on to explain the exchange mentioned above. "When I saw them [the TDE crew] at the venue, I go, 'So that's really happening?' And he's like, 'Listen, Pap's looked out for Kendrick for a long time,'" he said.
Co-host Cipha Sounds also weighed in, citing DJ Kay Slay's relationship with both Papoose and Top Dawg Entertainment. "We know Kay Slay's relationship with Top Dawg, that it's OG hood forever," he said.
For more insight, peep Hot 97's discussion of the incident and a stream of most of the event below.
[Edit: Papoose called into Hot 97 today and spoke to Ebro and Peter Rosenberg. Papoose talks about his past history with Kendrick Lamar, which people may not be aware of. By the sounds of it, Ebro and Papoose are back on good terms. Listen below.]