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More Drake and Kendrick Lamar beef: ‘Family Matters’ to ‘THE HEART PART 6’

The battle between Kendrick Lamar and Drake continues.

Disclaimer: This article features songs that contain explicit language and may not be appropriate for younger audiences.

On  May 3, Drake dropped his response to Lamar with “Family Matters” where he personally attacked Lamar and other artists.

On the first track, Drake insulted Lamar by saying that his fiance Whitney Alford and him, aren’t really in love and that it was just “puppy love.” He later said how his child isn’t really his and that the alleged father is Lamar’s childhood friend Dave Free. Drake also mentioned that Lamar hit his fiance in the lyrics “Your baby mama captions always screamin, ‘Save me.’” Drake took more jabs at Lamar by insulting his height and saying “He always said I overlooked him, I was starin’ straight.” He then said, “These bars go over Kenny head, no matter what I say, I know you like to keep it short, so let me paraphrase.” 

During the first beat switch, Drake attacked artists who had dissed him such as, Lamar, The Weekend, ASAP Rocky, Metro, Future, and Rick Ross. He continued his onslaught by getting more personal with each artist and burying some in the process, especially Rick Ross. He then seemingly called out his friends by saying “Who next on the list? Which one of my so-called n*****” which makes sense because at one point all of these artists were friends with Drake. 

During the second beat switch, Drake proceeded to talk one-on-one with Lamar, by first saying how he will smack him in this fight. He then responded to the cease and desist allegations by Lamar by saying “A cease and desist is for hoes, can’t listen to lies that come out of your mouth.” Drake then alleged that Lamar called Tupac’s estate to get them to threaten to sue Drake, and get the song “Taylor Made” taken down. Drake then attacked Lamar’s height and reputation again with the bar “When you put your hands on your girl is it self-defense ‘cause she bigger than you?” He then shifted away from the height remark and talked about how Lamar proposed to his fiance in 2015 but they weren’t officially married, and how Lamar liked other women. At the end of the song, confident that he had won the beef, Drake mocked Lamar saying he was dead, and that the beef was now over because he surely won. However, Drake’s victory was very short-lived.

45 minutes later, Lamar dropped the infamous track “meet the grahams” where he took apart Drakes’s life by talking to his son, his mom, his alleged daughter, and lastly Drake himself. This was the full blow after the warning shot that was “6:16 in LA.”

In the song, Lamar first speaks to Drake’s son, Adonis, where he essentially apologizes for Drake being his father. He then begins to “teach” him about how to grow and live life since Drake won’t do that. He teaches him how to carry himself and to be everything that Drake isn’t. When he finishes, Lamar moves on to Drake’s mother, where he discusses with her how Drake is a womanizer and is sorry for the way he treats women. After that, he moves on to Drake’s father who he blames for bringing Drake into the world and making him the way he is. He basically says that the reason Drake is the way he is because of him. 

He then breaks down Drake’s character by calling out all of the bad things that he has done and then drops the biggest allegation in the whole beef, “And we gotta raise our daughters knowin’ there’s predators like him lurkin.’” Lamar calls out Drake for speaking to young women, most notably Millie Bobby Brown. He then finishes the song talking about Drake’s hidden daughter and tears him apart for being a liar and a terrible person. 

Surprisingly a day later, Lamar dropped another song “Not Like Us” where he taunts Drake and dances around him for four minutes. He pushes the pedophile accusation harder in this song and laughs at him.

A day later Drake finished his newest installment to the beef which was “THE HEART PART 6,” however instead of focusing on Lamar, the song is about Drake responding to all the allegations and defending himself whilst he tries to save his image.

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