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Drake Covers Billboard, Reacts to Kendrick Lamar’s “Control” Verse

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Facebook.com/DrakeAfter Kendrick Lamar released his raw verse on Big Sean‘s “Control” — where he called out Drake, J. Cole, Wale, Meek Mill and A$AP Rocky — it seemed like every hip-hop head with a pulse immediately weighed in on the matter.  Now, weeks after all the commotion, Drizzy has broken his silence on the subject.

“I didn’t really have anything to say about it,” he says in this week’s issue of Billboard. “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.”

His nonchalant attitude makes sense. The rapper has far more important things to worry about, like completing his much anticipated album, Nothing Was the Same, which he says will be a clear departure from 2011’s Take Care.

“There’s a lot less sort of ambient ballad moments on this album where I’m searching or longing for something,” he explains. “That sentiment is gone. Now I’m just kind of like, ‘You know, I’m 26, I don’t know what the f**k else I could be doing better than this. I feel incredible about how I’m able to support my family and friends and how supportive my family and friends have been of me.’”

To read the full interview, purchase a copy of the issue at shop.billboard.com. Nothing Was the Same arrives on September 24. 

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