Kendrick Lamar Praised Drake For Putting Him On Years Before "Like That" Diss, Resurfaced Clip Reveals

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INGLEWOOD, CA - AUGUST 27: Kendrick Lamar attends the 2017 MTV Video Music Awards at The Forum on August 27, 2017 in Inglewood, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)

Kendrick Lamar once thought Drake was a "real good dude."

Future and Metro Boomin's new collaborative album We Don't Trust You finally arrived this week, and needless to say, the reactions have been huge. Kendrick Lamar's appearance on "Like That" has gone especially viral, as he went after both Drake and J. Cole on his verse. "F*ck sneak dissin', first person shooter, I hope they came with three switches," he rhymes. "Think I won't drop the location? I still got PTSD/ Motherf*ck the big three, n***a, it's just big me/ N***a, bum, what? I'm really like that/ And your best work is a light pack."

Of course, social media users have been out in full force sharing their takes on the diss since the release, and a lot of them aren't happy. Some even recently took the opportunity to dig up an old clip of Kendrick talking about Drake in an old interview. Oddly enough, he had nothing but nice things to say.

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Kendrick Lamar Discusses Drake In Old Clip

"Drake is a real good dude, first and foremost," he says in the clip. "He heard my music probably a year back, reached out and just gave me respect on it... It was a mutual feeling for us, us appreciating the music." Kendrick went on to explain how Drake invited him to join him on tour when he was still up and coming, claiming everyone involved had a "great bond." While it remains unclear exactly what prompted Kendrick to slam the Canadian hitmaker on "Like That," it's apparent that he had a major change of heart somewhere down the line.

What do you think of Kendrick Lamar's kind words for Drake in a resurfaced clip? What about him slamming Drizzy and J. Cole on "Like That" with Future and Metro Boomin? Share your thoughts in the comments section down below, and keep an eye on HNHH for more updates.

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Caroline Fisher is a News Writer at HotNewHipHop from Chicago, Illinois. She started at HNHH this year, and has since spent her time writing about all that is newsworthy in the world of hip-hop. With a drive for hunting down the hottest stories, she enjoys documenting new developments in culture and entertainment. She also has an appreciation for hip-hop and seeks to cover the most important trends and shifts. She has a Bachelor of Arts which she received at the University of Illinois at Chicago. Having graduated in 2022, she majored in English with a concentration in Media, Rhetoric and Cultural Studies. Specializing all things music, pop culture and entertainment, some of her favorite musical artists include Snoop Dogg, OutKast, and Nicki Minaj. When she’s not writing about music she’s also a fan of attending shows, watching the latest movies, staying up-to-date with current events, photography, and poetry.