THE INTERNET – Hours before Kendrick Lamar’s highly anticipated album, DAMN., was supposed to drop, the entire 14-track project leaked all over the internet. While it’s unclear where the leak originated, some people are blaming Target for the blunder and suggesting someone had hacked LeBron James’ email since he was privy to the project early.
— PincheChewster (@PincheChewster) April 13, 2017
So who hacked Lebron's email? ?
— Justin Credible (@J_Credible) April 14, 2017
Of course, social media users have responded with a mixed bag of emotions that range from excitement and disappointment to claims that people aren’t “real” fans if they listen to the leak. Some are even showing enough restraint to wait until it’s “officially” out.
— Jonathan Joseph (@Tha_Vibrant) April 13, 2017
Patiently waiting for @kendricklamar to drop fuck a leak
— nate nate (@natenails323) April 14, 2017
TDE’s producer Sounwave threw in this wrench of a post.
But what if I told you… that's not the official version..
— Sounwave (@SounwaveTDE) April 14, 2017
Ironically, people have been begging K-Dot to leak the project ahead of its scheduled release. One user even essentially dared him to do it. In a true case of “ask and you shall receive,” people all over the world are currently able to bump tracks like “Royalty” with Rihanna and the collaboration with U2, “XXX,” which one user says is the “hardest song on the album.”
.@kendricklamar i bet you wont leak the album
— young thunder storm (@au79x) April 13, 2017
As expected, people are also claiming it’s the “craziest” Kendrick album ever, nothing but “fire” and, naturally, “album of the year.” Scroll down to read some of Twitter’s reactions.
Kendrick album of the year 3x champ
— joe (@_jlbs) April 14, 2017
The song with U2 on it is like the hardest song on the album… well played Kendrick…
— Chris Vilan (@CristianoVilan) April 14, 2017
Kendrick Lamar x Rihanna — LOYALTY.
— Devon ?? (@devonharipal) April 13, 2017
This probably the craziest Kendrick Lamar album ever…. if you accepted TPAB this album is the reward im telling you lol
— ㅤ (@elijahb206) April 14, 2017
"EVEN WHEN MY ALBUM LEAK FANS STILL BUY IT FOR PROOF" – King Kendrick Lamar pic.twitter.com/9PAojN7YJF
— Damatré&Jermelangel (@neyneyzone6) April 13, 2017
Kendrick Lamar album leak I'll just wait until tomorrow fuck it commute to work ?
— Antonio (@antoniojg1986) April 13, 2017
— Lord Daniel Harris (@djharris05) April 13, 2017
Damn.. that Kendrick Lamar leak… but Ima wait ?
— Derrière Connoisseur (@BardockObama) April 13, 2017
"Even when my album leak, fans still buy it for proof"- Kendrick Lamar
— Anas Muhammad (@Anassyn) April 13, 2017
Even though Kendrick Lamar album has leaked all the true fans will buy it. I would spend my last few dollars to buy this album. ?
— DAMN (@pfeiferjohn14) April 13, 2017
this kendrick lamar album really has me like pic.twitter.com/DoPwwHhXky
— ife the child of God (@HXRLEEN) April 13, 2017