Music aficionados who follow rappers woke up to one of the biggest feuds today. The war of words between rappers Drake and Kendrick Lamar reached new heights as they released diss tracks within minutes of each other on this Saturday morning. Nothing has been the same since Drake and Kendrick first collaborated in 2011. But things got very very personal this time.

Kendrick Lamar released his new diss track titled “6:16 in LA” earlier this morning targeting Drake. Not to sit quiet, Drake also dropped his new track “Family Matters” in response where things take a very personal turn. “You mentioned my seed now deal with his dad,” begins the Toronto native on his seven-minute track. “I gotta go bad, I gotta go bad.” Post which Lamar released “Meet the Grahams.” All of this transpired in just one night!

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Drake’s Diss

In “Family Matters“, Drake accuses Lamar’s pro-Black activism of hypocrisy, alleged domestic violence, and of “begging” the Tupac estate to sue Drake for his use of AI versions of the late rapper. He also went on to diss A$AP Rocky, Rick Ross, Future, and Metro Boomin.

Among the sprawling shots he takes at Lamar on the track, he guns for his relationship with his fiancee Whitney Alford. “Don’t even go back to your hood and plant no money trees,” he states, referring to Lamar’s “Money Trees” that came out in 2012. The rapper previously attacked Lamar for questioning his racial identity as a mixed-race man and accused him of hypocrisy due to his choice of partner.

Where It Gets Personal

The feud just gets way more personal when he raps, “Say you hate the girls I fuck but what you really mean / I been with Black and white and everything in between / You the Black messiah wifing up a mixed queen / And hit vanilla cream to help out with your self-esteem.”

Things get even more off-limits when their children get dragged into this war, which Lamar previously brought up on last week’s diss track “Euphoria.” “Why you never hold your son and tell him say cheese / We could have left the kids out of this don’t blame me,” states Drake. He suggests that one of Lamar’s two children, a son and a daughter, was actually fathered by Dave Free, who has been Lamar’s creative partner for years.

In “Euphoria,” Kendrick Lamar mentions a Toronto Chinese food restaurant called New Ho King, and in the video for “Family Matters,” Drake appears at the restaurant itself. “Kendrick just opened his mouth / Someone go hand him a Grammy right now / Where is your Uncle at / Cause I wanna talk to the man of the house,” he sneers.

Next, Drake references the cease and desist that Tupac Shakur’s estate sent to him over “Taylor Made Freestyle,” on which Drake used AI to create new vocals from the late rapper. In the diss track, Drake states “A cease and desist is for hoes / Can’t listen to lies that come out of your mouth / You called the Tupac estate and begged them to sue me and take that shit down.

He finishes on a dark note referring to their children: “Our sons should go play at the park / Two light-skinned kids, that shit would be cute / Unless you don’t want to be seen with anyone that’s Blacker than you.” Talk about intense. Phew!

Lamar’s Comeback

Kendrick Lamar chose to hit back within minutes, releasing “Meet The Grahams” – his third diss track this week. Here, he accused the Canadian rapper of harbouring a secret daughter, and of having a series of addictions to gambling, alcohol, drugs, sex, and spending.

The “Humble” rapper warned, “You f**ked up the minute you called out my family’s name.” After accusing Drake of having enemies in his own entourage in “6:16 in LA” he suggested the rapper go to therapy for a litany of addictions in “Meet The Grahams”.

Pusha T previously claimed that Drake had a secret son in his track “The Story of Adidon”, an allegation which was later revealed to be true. Lamar added more fuel to the fire as he suggested that the rapper also had a secret daughter. “You lied about your son, you lied about your daughter, huh, you lied about them other kids that’s out there hoping that you come,” he rapped.

Drake responded with an Instagram story immediately responding to claims he had a hidden daughter, writing: “Nahhh hold on can someone find my hidden daughter pls and send her to me…these guys are in shambles,” alongside laughing emojis and a selfie.

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How Did The Fued Begin?

At first, things seemed rosy between the young rappers when they collaborated on each other’s records during the early stages of their careers. As time passed, the friendly fire turned into a volcanic eruption. This was sparked by Kendrick Lamar’s earth-shattering feature on Future and Metro Boomin’s We Don’t Trust You album on March 22.

Lamar didn’t hold back while hurling daggers at Drake and Cole such as “Yeah, get up with me, f–k sneak dissing/’First Person Shooter,’ I hope they came with three switches,” before spewing more venom towards the duo. “Think I won’t drop the location? I still got PTSD/ Motherf–k the Big Three, n—a, it’s just big me.”

Drake later responded to Lamar during his Sunrise concert on March 24 in Florida. “A lot of people ask me how I’m feeling. I’m a let you know I’m feeling. Listen, the same way I’m feeling is the same way I want you to walk out this building tonight,” he said. “I got my f–king head up high, my back straight, I’m 10 f–king toes down in Florida and anywhere else I go. And I know that no matter what, it’s not a n—a on this earth that could ever f–k with me in my life!”

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It’s quite shocking to witness a good friendship turn into this bitter face-off that gets ugly and personal by the minute! What will be the outcome of this feud? In which direction are these heated diss tracks headed? Let’s wait and watch.