Rapsody Claps Back At Rap Blogs For Their Coverage Of Her Kendrick Lamar Comments

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ATLANTA, GEORGIA - DECEMBER 14: Rapper Rapsody speaks onstage during ESSENCE + New Voices Entrepreneur Summit And Target Holiday Market at West End Production Park on December 14, 2019 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Paras Griffin/Getty Images for ESSENCE)
She called them "clickbait" and claimed she misses real journalism.

Earlier this week, Rapsody broke her silence on Kendrick Lamar and J. Cole's beef. Kendrick originally dropped a guest verse on the Future & Metro Boomin song "Like That" where he took shots at both Cole and Drake. Though Cole was the first to respond he quickly went back on his comments and even went as far as to remove the song he dropped from streaming services entirely. While the focus of the beef has shifted towards Drake especially following Kendrick's newly released "Euphoria" diss track, fans are still digesting takes on the situation at large.

That includes Rapsody, who has collaborated with both Cole and Kendrick in the past. Most notably, she appears on the song "Complexion (A Zulu Love)" from Kendrick's album To Pimp A Butterfly. While the album is widely regarded as a masterpiece Cole took shots at the beloved project in his diss track. “It’s one of the greatest albums ever created. It’s one of my favorites of all time, even taking me off it, I feel that way. I thought about that when Cole made his apology. And when he did it, I was like, ‘I would never approach it, going at [Kendrick Lamar’s] discography.’ But the art of war is just, war is war," she explained. But in the wake of those comments she took issue with some of the ways it was reported on by rap blogs. Check out her newest post criticizing them below.

Rapsody Calls Out Rap Blogs For Clickbaiting

While it's unclear specifically which blogs or what angles she takes issue with, Rapsody clearly isn't happy about the way her comments were reported. "I miss good journalism. Not into the click bait bloggers, podcasters and passive readers" she said in a tweet made earlier this week.

What do you think of Rapsody claiming that the blogs reporting on her comments about Kendrick Lamar were using it as clickbait? Did you see any of her comments being misleadingly reported? Let us know in the comment section below.


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Lavender Alexandria is a music and culture journalist based in Los Angeles, California. She’s covered dozens of musical genres and styles from the most mainstream to the most experimental and underground on her blog and accompanying YouTube channel that looks at music, pop culture, and Billboard charts since 2017: Lav’s Music Corner. Lavender has produced editorial and listicle content both in written and video form over the past far years and has also interviewed up-and-coming artists like Censored Dialogue. Her experiences covering culture have taken her from Hyperpop parties in LA to underground rap shows in Atlanta, to DIY punk shows in Charlotte. Lavender has also written for iHeartRadio, covering some of the biggest artists in Hip Hop such as Ice Spice, Drake, Doja Cat and Cardi B. She also has bylines with ScreenRant and continues to write for Ringtone magazine. Lavender is a lifelong Charlotte Hornets fan and her favorite rap artists include Clipping, Little Simz, Earl Sweatshirt, and Kendrick Lamar.