Big K.R.I.T. Says He Didn't Take Kendrick Lamar's "Control" Verse "That Seriously As A Diss"

Big K.R.I.T. says there's no beef between him and Kendrick Lamar.

The never-ending controversy surrounding Kendrick Lamar's verse on Big Sean's "Control (HOF)" is still a hot topic of discussion. Big K.R.I.T., one of the emcees called out on the track, recently spoke to Revolt about the verse and his take on it.

K.R.I.T. revealed that the track was excellent exposure for him. "It's one of those things where I appreciated the promotion, for one," said K.R.I.T. "He mentioned me, a lot of people were like, 'Why the fuck he say Big K.R.I.T. name?' And then they went and checked out my music, they went and heard [A$AP Rocky's] '1 Train,' and now they understand."

"It's a lot of people on Twitter that never heard my music before, now they going back... I've been lyrical, I've been putting it down," he added.

Ultimately, K.R.I.T. didn't take the matter personally. "I didn't take it that seriously as a diss. Hip Hop is competitive, but I am a competitor. This is a gladiator kind of sport. Ain't no goddamn beef. It's like a respect. If you're on a basketball court, and you know a nigga cross you over, you might play defense with him a little different. You won't let the nigga break your ankle. I would assume not, and that's what I'm not trying to do. Ain't no one gonna shake me..."

K.R.I.T. was also asked when fans could expect his next album. "When I can ride from Mississippi, and listen to the project, and not feel like I gotta mix something, that I gotta change something, that I gotta resequence these records. By myself, though. Nobody's opinion, just me. I can ride from point A to point B, and I feel content with it? That's when I know it's ready, because that's what music helps you do, get from point A to point B."

Big K.R.I.T. recently spoke with HipHopDX, revealing that his next project will be more soulful, and feature contributions from Terrace Martin, DJ Dahi, Chad Hugo, and others.

Watch the interview below:

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  • djbvax

    Writing your own shit about shit you know and making your own beats then you respond like an adult and not a spoiled lil boy. KRIT you're alright with me!

  • b

    krit is average, he can't even go at soulja boy

  • naaas

    krit is starting to get on my nerves, he never dropped a single great album/mixtape, it's time for him to step up if he wants to be in the Kdot/Nas/pac category

  • genoO

    and you're right, kdot is too good for you

  • Krusty1

    he needs to release a good album first, nigga is garbage. krit doesn't deserve to blow up

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  • Mary T. Chance

    as Jeremy implied I am stunned that a stay at home mom can get paid $6642 in one month on the internet. look at here now... This just in: Kendrick ate a burrito and had to shit. HHDX sources may believe this could be a "diss shit" at other rappers. We will keep you posted after he wipes since we have no other stories at this time.

  • dentaldamboy

    Why would anyone take Kendrick Lamar seriously? He's part of a wave of new gimmick rappers which includes Lil B and Mackelmore.

  • Anonymous

    That's because it wasn't a diss.

  • thekidflames

    I look at what KL did as more of a wake up call. Hip-Hop, with the exception of a few, especially major mabel Hip-Hop, is so f***ing stale right now. KL is trying to spark dialogue and competition. Good for KRIT and his understanding of what this is. Look at the quality that came out of cats responding, rocking over the "Control" instrumental! It was good for the genre. More cats need to do this. KL was just the first to go on record, calling out cats he very obviously respects immensely, to wake the f*** up and revive the game.

  • Dr. So Icy Boi, PhD!

    who? lmao ofc I know diz nigga and as a friend of Lil Wayne I can confirm hip hop fans dont fucks wit diz weack ass nigga. his fans are white boys from da suburbs. YMCMB we run rap game. swag

  • Truth

    KRIT - we NEED Country Cuzzins .. Working with Yelawolf and other real musicians away from these other wack ass wannabe "Top 10 Rappers" will solidify you as a TIMELESS GREAT ... Don't just be another one of the pack .. These rappers are trying to work with you and call your name to make sure you can't " SHINE ON " . Like why the fuck are you a 3rd opener for a Macklemore tour? That's embarrassing ... Should stick to more Festivals and headlining tours ..

  • 100% REAL NIGGA

    Kendrick has a big mouth. K.R.I.T is the only rapper saving southern hip hop, real hip hop from the South taking lineage from Scarface, none of that trap clown shit. LFTU is one of the best albums from the south in years.

    • Anonymous

      ^^I'm worried about the production on his next album. I love hearing KRIT over his own beats, but I guess on this one he's letting some different producers work with him. Guess we'll see how that goes.

    • One

      I agree with dizzy. I liked the intro, my sub, rich dad poor dad, and if I fall. He gave me good quality on the album but the mixtapes is when you see him go at it. Plus his production suits him so well. I always told myself he's like a mix of andre 3000 and pimp c.

    • drizzy!

      LFTU is just ok to me(just my opinion). The song with Melanie Fiona and Rich Dad Poor Dad are incredible songs though. His mixtapes were way better. I like K.R.I.T. a lot, and love what he represents, but I'm hoping his next album is better. He's capable of better.

  • Anonymous

    better rapper than kendrick, and everyone else mentioned. just sayin'

  • William Holdin

    This is how they all should have responded, rising to the occasion. Frankly anything KRIT drops is dope.

    • Anonymous

      exactly! he responded how he was supposed to. instead of getting his panties wet about being called out like a lot of these cats dropping 'freestyles' when they names wasn't even mentioned, dude handled himself accordingly. much respect k.r.i.t.

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