Shortly after the public heard Big Sean’s “Control” single it was clear that all the buzz was circling around Kendrick Lamar’s verse where he called out other artist including Big Sean. The Detroit rapper expressed confidence in his verse stating that his verse on “Control” was “harder” than both Kendrick Lamar and Jay Electronica.
Nearly a month has gone by and Big Sean continues to stand by his words. During an interview with Cleveland radio station Z107.9, Big Sean again made it clear that he had no desire to alter his verse after hearing Kendrick’s and referred to his bars as “excellent.”
The Detroit rapper also feels that Kendrick’s “namedropping” is one addition that blew up the West coast emcee’s verse:
“I’m an ethical dude and I’m a confident person in my bars. So, I always feel like I have a good verse or a standout verse always,” Big Sean explained. “So, I sent him my verse first and then he sent his verse back. And I ain’t wanna change it up because I’m from a city of G’s where we keep it honest…You can always try and be selfish and try and one up somebody, but I was like ‘Nah, I did what I did to it.’ And I feel like Kendrick verse was real good, but I feel like that namedropping is what really set it off. Just the blatant fact of it. So, I feel like my bars were excellent on it.”