Brooklyn native Fabolous came to mind first after hearing Kendrick Lamar claim the “King of New York” title on “Control.” Fab was quick to come at Weezy’s neck on “So NY” after he made an anti-New York statement, but why didn’t he hop on the mic and come back at Kendrick for disrespecting his city? Fabolous was quick to stir up controversy via his Twitter account when he tweeted “Any studios open yet?” after he heard the track but still hasn’t put anything out. Hit the jump and find out what Fab had to say about not responding….yet.
Fabolous spoke with The Source magazine to address his failure to clap back at West Coast’s Kendrick Lamar for saying he’s the “King of New York.” See what Loso had to say about the controversial verse and his reasons for staying quiet below:
“That’s a hot topic on the market, and when I first heard I was gong to address it on the surface of what it was, somebody from out of New York claiming they the “King of New York,” but I took my time and I spoke with some OG’s, I researched it a little bit and got some more history behind it. Also, how everybody jumped into it for an intention play would change the situation as well, so a lot of guys stepped in and said their peace, but you also saw a lot of guys who were mentioned on the song, or who you would expect to have responses to the song, really didn’t take that approach, but am gonna tell you one thing that an OG told me, he said “if you do respond, make it work for you, make it come on your time, and not just like you trying to feed the twitter fans with a freestyle.” So I got that in the back of mind, so you might hear something eventually”
I’m PERSONALLY upset that Fab wasn’t the first to drop a response. He reps for NY so heavy and is (in my opinion) the most relevant NY rapper that’s CURRENTLY putting out music (aside from Hov.)
Do you think it’s too late for Fab to respond to Kendrick? Times a tickin’ (if it hasn’t already ran out.)