We've heard plenty of responses and reactions to Kendrick Lamar's "Control" verse, but up to this point, nothing from the man himself. In a new teaser interview with Power106, the rapper has finally broken his silence on the controversy around his verse.

K.Dot revealed that he was surprised about the crazy reaction his bars were greeted with. "Honestly I didn't know there would be so much speculation behind it, I just wanted to rap," he said.

He also cleared the air on his "King Of New York" claim. "The irony of that line is that the people that actually understood it was the actual kings of New York," he said, explaining that the line is not meant to be taken literally."Me sitting down with them this past week, and them understanding that it's not actually about being the king of whatever coast, It's about leaving a mark as great as Biggie or as great as Pac."

The full interview will air tomorrow morning on Power 106, and Kendrick will also be stopping by HOT97 around the same time.

Listen to the clip below.