‘I Should’ve Said Something’: Big Sean Talks About Reputed Beef with Kendrick Lamar Years Later
A few years ago, a lot of gossip about Big Sean and Kendrick Lamar having beef with each other spewed all around the internet and social media. On Joe Budden‘s talk series “Pull Up.”, Sean opened up about the rumors for the first time.
In 2015, many thought the single “Me, Myself & I,” that the Detroit-raised artist released had lines directed at Lamar based on the reactions made on social media.
Sean came at the West Coast native in the song and denied the rumors by saying the lyrics weren’t particularly pointing to someone.
In the interview, he was expressing his regrets about how he dealt with the whole beef rumor as Lamar’s name came into the conversation.
He continues to explain that after Nipsey Hussle passed away, one of the people that was important for him to connect with was Kendrick. “Me and Kendrick got a history of songs … Kendrick been in my house before … He invited me to his mama house in Compton … Me and him have had a relationship as peers.”
Sean added that “When this whole Big Sean, Kendrick beef was going on, it was something I wish I would have spoken up about because there was nothing,”
“When I say nothing, bro, I’m not even bs-ing you.”
Two years later, “The Heart Part 4,” was released by Lamar and several people assumed that he was going at Sean in the lyrics.
However, Anthony “Top Dawg” Tiffith who is the CEO of Lamar’s label Top Dawg Entertainment, sought to know if the song was really about him. However, Top said it wasn’t.
It just seems that Sean’s approach to ignoring all the rumors just wouldn’t keep them away. This ultimately created an unspoken tension between him and the “Damn” creator, which is why he regrets not addressing things at that time.
Sean explains further that “He never talked about it, and I never talked about it and I should’ve said something.”
“I damn near put it on the back burner in my brain. I’m like, ‘Damn, no I never did,’ and he’s like, ‘Man, you should definitely holler at him.’ Got his number and we communicated,” Sean explained. “The respect is mutual. It was literally nothing.”