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Absolutely No One Thinks French Montana Can Beat Kendrick Lamar in a Song-for-Song Battle (Including Young Thug)
French Montana believes he has more hits than Kendrick Lamar. This didn't sit right with most fans, including Young Thug.
French Montana is a confident rapper. Very confident. During an interview with Complex earlier in the week, French talked about his Instagram Live battle with Tory Lanez (A battle most fans feel French won, including Tory.) The Bronx rapper believes he could battle anyone. Then he dropped the name of the greatest living rapper right now: Kendrick Lamar. While acknowledging that Kendrick was a better artist, French said he believes he got more hits than Kendrick.
Here's what he said:
Honestly, you could put somebody like Kendrick Lamar next to me on the same stage at a festival. I might outshine him... not because I'm a better rapper or whatever it is. It's just that I got more hits...Kendrick Lamar got albums. He got masterpieces. But if you were to put us on the festival stage I would outshine him because I have more hits than Kendrick Lamar.
As the story circulated, fans scoffed at the idea. French went to Twitter to reclaim what he said earlier: that he feels like he can go "neck to neck" with Kendrick, adding "how many times I gotta prove myself before I get mind [SP]..."
Here are the tweets:
\u201cIF WE JUST TALKING ABOUT ANTHEMS, !! ME VS KENDRICK HIT FOR HIT ! I BELIEVE I CAN GO NECK TO NECK !! I BEEN MAKING HITS FOR A LONG TIME ! IT AINT MY FAULT I BELIEVE IN MYSELF.\nHOW WAS I SUPPOSED TO ANSWER \nTHAT QUESTION ? HOW MANY TIMES I GOTTA PROVE MYSELF BEFORE I GET MINE \ud83c\udf0a\u201d— French Montana (@French Montana) 1587523792
\u201cI love kendrick! that\u2019s not just for kendrick that\u2019s to anybody they put in front of me, and ask me that same question \ud83d\udca8 what u want me to say lol ? It should be your attitude too. \nIf u think any less of yourself don\u2019t blame it on the next person who don\u2019t ! \ud83d\ude24 set it up\u201d— French Montana (@French Montana) 1587524567
\u201cMy point exactly ! He is a different artist \nI was just sayin I\u2019ll win that part he is gonna win everything else but give me mines lol\u201d— French Montana (@French Montana) 1587525103
\u201cMy point !! I was talking about hits we can go neck to neck not taking nothing away from him just standing for myself is that still cool ? lol\u201d— French Montana (@French Montana) 1587525293
Little did he know this would blow up. First, absolutely no one on social media is on French Montana's side.
\u201cFrench Montana: I got more hits than Kendrick Lamar\n\nKendrick Lamar: Bitch Don't Kill My Vibe cause you know DAMN well you need to HUMBLE yourself cause Poetic Justice isn't The Recipe for my DNA and I'll leave your body parts in Swimming Pools all over this m.A.A.d city\u201d— Militant Nerd (@Militant Nerd) 1587557623
\u201cNever forget Diddy editing French Montana out of a picture and you know what? He was right to do it.\u201d— Audacious Andy Leavy\ud83c\udf65 (@Audacious Andy Leavy\ud83c\udf65) 1587555926
\u201cEvery time I hear French Montana come on a track\u201d— Plathanos \ud83d\udc1d\ud83c\udde9\ud83c\uddf4 (@Plathanos \ud83d\udc1d\ud83c\udde9\ud83c\uddf4) 1587537920
\u201cYoung Thug and French Montana beefing over Kendrick Lamar.\n\n Kendrick rn :\u201d— Hiiipower - TDE News (@Hiiipower - TDE News) 1587548780
\u201cFrench Montana Hot 100:\n\n\u2022 0 No. 1s\n\u2022 2 Top 10 Hits\n\u2022 17 Chart Entries\n\nKendrick Lamar Hot 100:\n\n\u2022 2 No. 1s\n\u2022 8 Top 10 Hits\n\u2022 48 Chart Entries\n\nRIAA:\n\nFrench: 4 Gold, 9 Platinum\nKendrick: 15 Gold, 24 Platinum\n\nNo.\u201d— Z (@Z) 1587527001
Even though he was getting relentlessly fried, French Montana was still holding his ground. He even put up a list of songs he would play in a Kendrick Lamar battle:
One person who is firmly on the French-Montana-can't-beat-Kendrick side is Young Thug. Young Thug posted a short clip mocking French's claim that he has more hits than Kendrick Lamar.
French responded with a quick jab on Twitter and then Instagram.
\u201cHe had to wear a dress so he can tuck the scattt \ud83d\udd2b \ud83e\udd23 #thatsafact\u201d— French Montana (@French Montana) 1587545580
Young Thug then proceeded to go off, releasing a whole bunch of videos dissing French, calling him all kinds of names and saying he has a video of him getting beat up.
French responded with his own set of videos. At one point he offered Thug a million dollars if he released the video of him getting beat up.
All of this comes just days after French settled his 15-year beef with Jim Jones. (In the Complex interview he mentioned trying to be a good example for younger artists.)
Earlier this week French released his latest single, "That's a Fact."
We have no idea if he would play this song in a hypothetical battle with Kendrick. (He probably shouldn't.)