Anticipation is steadily growing for Kendrick Lamar’s major label debut, good kid, m.A.A.d city, for which the rapper dropped the first single, “Swimming Pools.”

In an interview on WGCI’s 107.5’s “The Morning Riot,” Kendrick explained that his album would not feature many (if any) artists. “I’m selfish on this album,” he revealed. “A lot of people get into my situation, they feel that they made it already. They wanna grab all these producers, all these names. I still feel like I gotta prove myself.”

Kendrick also made headlines recently when Interscope labelmate Lady Gaga reached out in support of the West Coast emcee.

“That’s a good friend,” said Kendrick of Gaga, who was in attendance at his performance at recent Pitchfork’s Music Festival. “She just reached over on Twitter. Just being a fan of the music. We come from two different worlds, as far as the music we doing.”

“She’s a fan of Hip Hop,” added K. Dot. “She says…my sound is refreshing. That’s what really attracted her to it.” Kendrick explained that when Gaga reached out, he thought it was a prank. “There be so many fake accounts on Twitter and stuff, so I had to really go through and check. It was her, most definitely.”

Watch the interview below:

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