Lil Yachty Breaks His Silence On Drake & Kendrick Lamar's Beef

By Tony M. Centeno

May 20, 2024

Drake, Lil Yachty & Kendrick Lamar
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Lil Yachty has finally shared his thoughts about being dragged into Drake and Kendrick Lamar's beef.

On Friday, May 17, one of Drake's closest friends finally opened up about massive feud between Drizzy and K. Dot in a recent episode of his podcast, A Safe Pace. Yachty began by sharing his reaction when he found out his name was mentioned on Kendrick's "Euphoria." The Georgia native remembered getting a bunch of calls that day from people who were excited to hear K. Dot namedrop him, but he wasn't that hype at first.

"I really didn't want anything to do with it," he explained.

"I got a ton of respect for both of these guys," he continued. "To be honest, I already knew my name was mentioned before it came out. I didn't hear the record but I got word that I was mentioned. I wasn't surprised."

Yachty also provided his own analysis of the lyrical war between Drake and Kendrick. He agreed that the pgLang co-founder had a lot more animosity toward Drake and made "smart moves" during the battle. On the other hand, he emphasized how Drake made great records and overcame the hate he received from the second the war started. He also acknowledged the general consensus that Kendrick won and even agreed "Not Like Us" is a certified banger, which angered a lot of Drake fans.

Not long after the episode debuted, Drake fans began to revolt against Yachty for even suggesting Kendrick had the upper hand. The face of the Concrete Boys even got into an argument with a crazed fan account on X who essentially questioned his loyalty to Drake. All the hate from fans became so intense that the full episode was scrubbed from the podcast's YouTube channel.

So much for a "safe place." See a clip from the now-deleted episode and posts from Yachty's viral argument below.

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