Meek Mill, who recently released his Kendrick Lamar diss track, “Ooh Kill Em,” says he doesn’t have a personal beef with Kendrick Lamar. The rapper also says that he told Kendrick Lamar that he had a response to his verse on “Control” that was going to be released.
“Yeah, I know Kendrick,” Meek Mill said in an interview with DJ Whookid. “He’s a cool guy. I seen him the other day. I seen him at Hov’s party. I said, ‘You know I’m loading up to fire back.’ He’s a cool guy, man.”
When asked if there was any beef between the two because of “Control,” Meek clarified his position.
“Nah, hell nah,” Meek said. “I like that shit. I ain’t mad at it. If you mad at it, then you must just be a soft dude.”
And while he also recently released another track, “Kendrick You Next,” a song dissing Cassidy, Meek Mill explained how he feels about being called a battle rapper.
“I ain’t no battle rapper,” Mill said. “I just battled [in the past] because that’s what they was on at the time. But that’s what we do. That’s fun to us. When I come at people, I come at them, so it just be like crazy.”
Lamar first mentioned Meek Mill on his verse from Big Sean’s “Control.”
“I’m usually homeboys with the same niggas I’m rhymin’ with,” Kendrick Lamar says on the song. “But this is Hip Hop and them niggas should know what time it is. That goes for Jermaine Cole, Big K.R.I.T., Wale, Pusha T, Meek Mill, A$AP Rocky, Drake, Big Sean, Jay Electron[ica], Tyler[, the Creator], Mac Miller. I got love for you all but I’m tryin’ to murder you niggas. Trying to make sure your core fans never heard of you niggas [and that] they don’t want to hear not one more noun or verb from you niggas. What is competition? I’m trying to raise the bar high.”
Soon after this, Meek Mill addressed the track with a statement.
“I’m in a lane by myself,” Mill said at the time. “I’m the only [one] that’s lyrically spittin’ some street music and gettin’ money. Kendrick [Lamar and Black Hippy], I’ma tell ’em in a rap: y’all can run that backpack, I’ma run these streets…We gonna have fun with it; get money. Hip Hop needed that.”
More of this interview can be heard below.