Amid rumors of a feud between Drake and Kendrick Lamar, Drake took a moment to celebrate the Compton, California emcee at his recent OVO Fest

“While I got you here on stage,” he said to the crowd, “While you all got your phones out. I want to shout out my nigga, Kendrick Lamar. Shout out to Kendrick. Kendrick was on my album. We went on tour together. That’s one of the hardest niggas alive right there. He’s legendary. He should be standing right there. There’s a lot of kings in this shit.” 

Drake said this with J. Cole standing beside him. Last month, Drake had a similar moment next to J. Cole, only that time, Drake omitted other rappers.

“There’s only two kings in this shit right now,” Drake said at the time. “They’re standing on this stage.” 

That fueled rumors of a feud between Drake and Lamar. 

In August of last year, Drake spoke on Kendrick Lamar’s “Control” verse, in which K. Dot said he was trying to murder every rapper in the genre. 

“I didn’t really have anything to say about it,” Drake said. “It just sounded like an ambitious thought to me. That’s all it was. I know good and well that Kendrick’s not murdering me, at all, in any platform. So when that day presents itself, I guess we can revisit the topic.”

For a recap of OVO Fest’s other performers, click here.

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