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Kendrick Lamar performs Drake diss five times at his LA show

The five-fold plays at "The Pop Out: Ken and Friends" show in LA marks the live debut of 'Not Like Us'

  • 23 June 2024
Kendrick Lamar performs Drake diss five times at his LA show

Kendrick Lamar performed his Drake diss track 'Not Like Us' five times at "The Pop Out: Ken and Friends" in Los Angeles last night (June 19).

This marked the diss track's live debut at Lamar’s Juneteenth event the Kia Forum, LA — the show was aimed at showcasing West Coast talent; Kendrick brought out over 20 artists on stage with him to perform, including Dr. Dre, Schoolboy Q, Ty Dolla $ign, Tyler, The Creator and Steve Lacy.

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The Hollywood Reporter shares that Lamar opened the evening with the diss track ‘Euphoria’ before the crowd began to chant “OV-hoe” a lyric from his other diss track ‘Not Like Us’ slamming Drake’s label.

Lamar went on to perform ‘Not Like Us’ five times on the night as well as include a new lyric to his track ‘Euphoria’.

When rapping ‘Euphoria’ Lamar added the line: “Give me Tupac’s ring back and I might give you a little respect.”

This new lyric refers to Tupac Shakur’s ring which was purchased by an anonymous bidder last year for over $1 million. Drake later revealed he had purchased the ring.

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Dr. Dre also got involved in the beef after performing ‘Still D.R.E.’ and ‘California Love’ he e helped on the first of ‘Not Like Us’ with the line “I see dead people”, according to Vulture.

Kendrick was also heard rapping his verse to Future and Metro Boomin’s diss track towards Drake, ‘Like That’.

Last month, Drake deleted his diss track 'The Heart Part 6' from his Instagram and according to Forbes, later posted to his Instagram Story, “Good times. Summer vibes up next" which some believe was his intention to settle the rap beef.

Watch Lamar perform 'Not Like Us' live below.

Becky Buckle is Mixmag's Multimedia Editor, follow her on Twitter

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