Kendrick Lamar is definitely the man of the year! The rapper joins Justin Timberlake, Matthew McConaughey, Will Ferrell and James Gandolfini being listed as one of GQ‘s Men of the Year. The magazine named Kendrick – “Rapper Of The Year” . I couldn’t agree more!
Inside the cover story, the Compton rapper talks about his encounter with former GQ man of the year, Drake.
Following his run-in with Drake at the VMAs, Kendrick is asked if the two are cool now. He said that they’re “Pretty cool,” but added: “I mean, I would be okay if we weren’t.” In the following weeks, Drake would begin to give interviews indicating that he had felt offended by Kendrick’s verse, and Kendrick would go on to respond with his verse at the BET Cypher. In the interview, Kendrick acknowledged that Drake had taken his verse to be a diss, and added that Drake wasn’t a creative influence or role model. “If anything. We’re all peers.”
GQ‘s Men of the Year issue is available in newsstands now.