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Questlove criticizes Drake and Kendrick Lamar’s rap beef

The Roots’ Questlove has spoken out about Drake and Kendrick Lamar’s ongoing rap run – see what he had to say below.

Yesterday (May 8), Questlove took to social media to give his thoughts on the feud between the two wrappers, writing in a scathing post: “Nobody won the war. It wasn’t about skill.”

He continued, referring to the rappers who put their partners’ names and children in the fold: “This was a wrestling match on the level of mudslinging and taking out by any means necessary – women and children (and actual facts) be damned. The same audience that wants blood will soon make ‘rip’ posts as if they are not part of the problem. Hip-hop is really dead.”

Questlove is the latest personality to share his thoughts on the feud, following comments from the likes of Jay Electronica and Vince Staples. Former wrestler Shawn Michaels has also offered Drake and Kendrick Lamar a chance to squash their beef in a WWE ring.

Over the past month, Lamar and Drake have been trading blows over a constant back-and-forth of diss tracks. Earlier this week, Drake dropped his new diss track ‘The Heart Part 6’, on which the Canadian rapper suggested that Lamar’s disses are based on false information fed to him by Drake’s team. He also denied the pedophilia accusations that Kendrick Lamar lobbied against him on “Meet The Grahams.”

The feud stems from Lamar’s verse on Future and Metro Boomin’s “Like That” from March. In the verse he was responding to J. Cole, who claimed “I love it when they argue the loudest MC / Is it K-Dot? Is it Aubrey? Or me? / We, the big three, as if we started a competition” on his guest spot on Drake’s track “First Person Shooter.”

Drake fired back with two songs “Push Ups” and “Taylor Made Freestyle.” Drake’s use of AI to mimic Tupac’s vocals in the final song led to the late rapper’s estate threatening legal action. He then removed the diss from streaming. Lamar then responded on May 1 with “Euphoria,” quickly followed the next day by “6:16 in LA.”

Drake’s ‘The Heart Part 6’ is the latest salvo in the back-and-forth feud between the two rappers. Before that, Kendrick Lamar dropped ‘Not Like Us’. The day before, both rappers released disses an hour apart. Drake released “Family Matters,” and Lamar quickly responded with “Meet The Grahams.”