"You jumped sides on me, now you ’bout to meet Westbrook."
It's been a good year for Russell Westbrook. He's averaging a triple-double and he just got shouted out in a Kendrick Lamar song.
Kendrick's new track "The Heart Part 4" takes aim at an unnamed foe -- likely Big Sean or Drake -- and compares himself to Westbrook, using Kevin Durant's departure from the OKC Thunder to the Golden State Warriors to illustrate his beef with his opposition:
“Tables turned, lesson learned, my best look
You jumped sides on me, now you ’bout to meet Westbrook
Go celebrate with your team and let victory vouch you
Just know, the next game played I might slap the shit out you
Technical foul, I’m flagrant, I’m foul
They throwin’ me out, you throw in the towel
Look at the crowd, they— Nah, I don’t like that
Look at my smile, I’m smirkin'”
When ESPN reporter Royce Young brought up the song to Westbrook at a bowling alley press conference on Friday, Westbrook's face lit up. He seemed genuinely honored to have been mentioned. “Yeah, K. Dot’s my man," he said. "He’s representing the West Coat so I love him. I’m surprised. I’m happy. You know whenever you hear your name in a song, I feel like I made it. Especially from my man.”
Russell Westbrook on getting name checked in Kendrick Lamar's new song: pic.twitter.com/9I5cDtuBre— Royce Young (@royceyoung) March 25, 2017