Baka Not Nice Reminds Kendrick Lamar Fans Of Drake's Stage Presence In L.A.

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LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - JUNE 04: Drake attends the LA Premiere Of HBO's "Euphoria" at The Cinerama Dome on June 04, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)
A lot of Kendrick Lamar fans may still be wondering why he is around, but Baka rushed to show that Drake can rock a West Coast crowd, too.

"The Pop Out" seemingly brought on the dramatic, spotlit end of the Drake and Kendrick Lamar beef, with the latter performing multiple of his disses multiple times and uniting the West Coast while doing so. However, there is a lot of discussion on whether this really settles things, and whether or not the Juneteenth show will have any tangible impact on either of their careers. For starters, the Toronto superstar's next show in California will definitely be an interesting one to witness, and there's a big question mark on how the West Coast will really respond to his continued success and movement. But Baka Not Nice thinks that there won't be any sweat.

Moreover, the OVO affiliate posted footage of Drake's sold-out show in Los Angeles on tour last year, which contained a hype crowd singing along to his "SICKO MODE" verse. Whether or not Kendrick Lamar's united Cali against him, it's too big of a state and he's too big of an artist to lose significant success there... or anywhere else, for that matter. While fans are still speculating on what Drizzy's thoughts and reactions are concerning all this, the likely answer is that he doesn't have to worry too much. After all, neither MC was ever in a position to stop the other in their tracks.

Baka Not Nice Defends Drake's Performance Prowess In L.A.

For those unaware, Baka Not Nice was a key player in the Kendrick Lamar and Drake beef. Kendrick specifically accused him of being a sex trafficker and predator based on accusations that emerged from an assault conviction. K.Dot also held some additional disses for his rival, including an offer for "a little respect" in exchange for Tupac's ring back. Maybe this post from Baka indicates that there will still be direct tension between all these camps this year that isn't just avoidant resentment.

Meanwhile, Whitney Alford and Dave Free's respective appearance and production concerning "The Pop Out" caused some more debate around Drake's claims against Kendrick Lamar. Maybe his disses on "Family Matters" and "The Heart Part 6" are not as true as OVO thought, but there are always murky waters. Either way, debate will likely continue for the rest of hip-hop history. And all the while, Kendrick Stans will ask why Baka's still around.

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Gabriel Bras Nevares is a music and pop culture news writer for HotNewHipHop. He started in 2022 as a weekend writer and, since joining the team full-time, has developed a strong knowledge in hip-hop news and releases. Whether it’s regular coverage or occasional interviews and album reviews, he continues to search for the most relevant news for his audience and find the best new releases in the genre. What excites him the most is finding pop culture stories of interest, as well as a deeper passion for the art form of hip-hop and its contemporary output. Specifically, Gabriel enjoys the fringes of rap music: the experimental, boundary-pushing, and raw alternatives to the mainstream sound. As a proud native of San Juan, Puerto Rico, he also stays up-to-date with the archipelago’s local scene and its biggest musical exponents in reggaetón, salsa, indie, and beyond. Before working at HotNewHipHop, Gabriel produced multiple short documentaries, artist interviews, venue spotlights, and audio podcasts on a variety of genres and musical figures. Hardcore punk and Go-go music defined much of his coverage during his time at the George Washington University in D.C. His favorite hip-hop artists working today are Tyler, The Creator, Boldy James, JPEGMAFIA, and Earl Sweatshirt.