Kendrick Lamar returned on Friday (May 13) with his fifth studio album, the Compton native’s first project since 2017’s DAMN. Titled Mr. Morale & The Big Steppers, the 18-track effort is split into two parts and boasts features from Ghostface Killah, Kodak Black, Summer Walker, Blxst and Portishead’s Beth Gibbons, among others.
As fans quickly devoured the album, one particular line from “Father Time” featuring Sampha stood out in which Kendrick addressed the relationship between Kanye West and Drake. The two rap titans were beefing for years until they reconciled in the name of Gangster Disciple Larry Hoover last December. A month prior, Kanye also appeared to confirm with Drink Champs Kendrick and Drake were still on bad terms.
Interestingly enough, the song revolves around “grown men with daddy issues” with Kendrick rapping, “Daddy issues kept me competitive, that’s a fact, n-gga/I don’t give a fuck what’s the narrative/I am that n-gga/When Kanye got back with Drake, I was slightly confused/Guess I’m not as mature as I think, got some healin’ to do/Egotistic.”
Naturally, Twitter lit up with reactions to the line with several people accusing K. Dot of dissing both Kanye and Drake. But to those who were less reactionary, it sounded like Kendrick was simply surprised they were finally able to bury the hatchet. Check out some of the comments below.
Kendrick when Kanye and drake squashed the beef #MrMoraleAndTheBigSteppers pic.twitter.com/azv1m92EA4
— Jean (@pyrexscotty) May 13, 2022
*Kanye and Drake squash beef*
Kendrick Lamar: pic.twitter.com/clEnGjYaIV
— capalot ⁶ (@therealtenroy) May 13, 2022
WHEN KANYE GOT BACK WITH DRAKE I WAS SLIGHTLY CONFUSED GUESS IM NOT MATURE AS I GOT SOME HEALING TO DO EGOTISTIC ZERO GIVEN FUCKS !!!! kendrick has risen my friends
— miranda b (@m1randa5__) May 13, 2022
“I dont give fuck whats the narrative, i am that nigga, when kanye got back with drake i was slightly confused, guess im not as mature as i think, got some healing to do” kendrick lamar is the one pic.twitter.com/yxvwgjbDrx
— 🐍lattacus (@SmittyTG) May 13, 2022
“when kanye got back with drake I was slightly confused guess I’m not mature as I think, I got some healing to do”
kendrick said that on a track about daddy issues i’ll let you guys put two and two together 😂
— jg (@jgo_mez) May 13, 2022
Elaborate on that drake Kanye bar for me @kendricklamar pic.twitter.com/TELfZGilze
— FREE YSL (@drinkwaternigga) May 13, 2022
Kendrick saw Kanye get back with Drake and said
“Damn…maybe I am the villain” pic.twitter.com/LElkTWk1qL
— 3rd eye (@KhairyCreek) May 13, 2022
Kendrick had issues with Kanye getting back with Drake wow 😯
— ADENTAN POP SMOKE (@Ceasarkwe) May 13, 2022