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Kendrick Lamar Doubles Down on Drake Feud With Searing Diss Track ‘6:16 in LA’

Lamar's second diss comes shortly after the release of "Euphoria."

Kendrick Lamar attends The 2023 Met Gala Celebrating "Karl Lagerfeld: A Line Of Beauty" at The Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 01, 2023 in New York City.
Kendrick Lamar participe au gala du Met 2023 célébrant «Karl Lagerfeld: A Line Of Beauty» au Metropolitan Museum of Art le 1er mai 2023 à New York.
Arturo Holmes/MG23/Getty Images pour le Met Museum/Vogue

After a scorching round one display from Kendrick Lamar earlier this week with “Euphoria,” the pgLang stalwart is doubling down and taking a page out of Drake’s book by going “Back-to-Back” with his latest diss track, “6:16 in LA.”

Released early Friday morning (May 3), Lamar charges Drake with a barrage of attacks about having traitors on his OVO squad, rapping: “Have you ever thought that OVO was working for me?/ Fake bully, I hate bullies/ You must be a terrible person/ Everyone inside your team is whispering that you deserve it/ Can’t Toosie Slide up out of this one, it’s just gon’ resurface.”


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Lamar’s onslaught continued, calling out Drake’s brethren when he said his close ones are stabbing him behind his back. “100 n—as that you got on salary/ and 20 of them want you as a casualty/ and one of them is actually/ is next to you / and two of them is practically tied to your lifestyle,” he spews.

With “Euphoria” amassing a staggering 9.2 million Spotify streams on its debut day, Lamar’s decision to strike again leaves fans on the edge, eagerly anticipating a comeback from the OVO captain. Drake, seemingly unperturbed, brushed off Lamar’s initial move by posting a clip from the 1999 rom-com 10 Things I Hate About You on Instagram. However, his cryptic comment during his appearance with Nicki Minaj at her Pink Friday Tour stop on April 30 hinted at a possible retaliation: “You know what time it is — you know what I have to do.”

Listen to Kendrick’s “6:16 in LA” diss track below.

This article was originally published by Billboard U.S.

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