Is Drake And Kendrick Lamar's Beef Officially Over?

By Tony M. Centeno

May 13, 2024

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It looks like Drake and Kendrick Lamar's high-profile beef might be coming to an end... for now.

On Friday, May 10, Top Dawg founder Anthony Tiffith took to X, formerly known as Twitter, and announced that the ongoing battle between Drizzy and K. Dot has ended. He praised both artists for "keeping it all on wax" throughout their weeks-long melee and also hinted at the label's next move.

"This battle is over," he wrote. "A win for the culture, while keeping it all on wax. Especially when these publications try to make it something else. We proved them wrong. That’s a victory within itself. On another note, it’s time to wrap up this TDE 20yr anniversary compilation."

The tension between Drake and Kendrick Lamar had been simmering for nearly a decade until last year when the Toronto native teamed up with J. Cole for "First Person Shooter." After the two debated who was best among the Big 3, K. Dot broke his silence on Future & Metro Boomin's "Like That" in March. From there, Drake and Kendrick went back-and-forth on several lengthy diss tracks while firing stray shots at other artists. The final round occurred at the top of May when Kendrick fired off "Not Like Us" and Drake responded with "The Heart Part 6."

Following Drake's response, the beef appeared to die down between both MC's. A day after Top's post went viral, Drizzy took to his Instagram Stories with another cryptic post. He shared Vadim Galuza's artwork of a samurai preparing to battle thousands of warriors. The piece is titled "1 vs 1000 - Before epic fight."

“Good times," Drizzy wrote in the caption. "Summer vibes next.”

It's not clear if Drake will continue the battle in the future. However, there's a chance he might save his ammo for more new music this summer. In the meantime, the Canadian artist is currently defending himself against a slew of haters who will do anything to infiltrate his property. After Kendrick Lamar used a map of Drake's home in Toronto for the cover of "Not Like Us," there was a drive-by shooting that left one security guard shot in the chest. Drake has seen three people attempt to make their way through his front gate.

Find out what The Breakfast Club thinks of the situation below.

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