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"I'll Never Do That S**t Again": Lupe Fiasco Apologizes For Criticizing Kendrick Lamar's Talent
Lupe Fiasco recently took to Instagram to apologize for previous remarks he made about Kendrick Lamar not being a "top tier lyricist."
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"Maybe I should have just left it alone. Even though my impetus was the 'Control' verse," Fiasco said in the video. "I mean you put yourself out there like that. So, you opened yourself up to critique…I apologize for even engaging and talking about ni**as careers, I'll never do that s**t again."
In early January the Chicago rapper was on Twitter when he spoke about his dislike for Lamar's raps.
\u201cOh, wow. Lupe Fiasco implying someone else "overrated" is ironic. In any case, I agree with him: Kendrick Lamar is probably the most overrated rapper in the history of rap, even moreso than Eminem. And "Control" was try-hard and gained traction only because of the name dropping.\u201d— V\u0131\u0274 (@V\u0131\u0274) 1515298159
"I'll put it to you like this. K. Dot is not a top tier lyricist to me and my standards when it comes to punchlines and bars. His overall lyrics are good, his stories phenomenal, but punchline entendre lyrically I don't see it," he wrote in a series of tweets that have since been deleted. "I've never been destroyed. Also the only issue that the world thinks I have with KDot and I actually do is that I think his 'Control' verse was wack and super overhyped to be a verse claiming you are the best rapper."
Recently, Fiasco offered an update on his DROGAS WAVE album, saying that it's "About a group of slaves who jumped off the slave ships but didn't die and lived under the sea sinking slave ships."