Stray Kids’ Bang Chan Reacts To Drake Vs. Kendrick Lamar Rap Beef

Whose side is he on?

Stray KidsBang Chan reacted to the ongoing rap beef between rappers Drake and Kendrick Lamar.

Stray Kids' Bang Chan
Stray Kids’ Bang Chan

In the fall of 2023, Canadian rapper Drake released “First Person Shooter” featuring American rapper J. Cole. Apparently, Kendrick Lamar was initially asked to feature, but he declined. With this release, J. Cole and Drake placed themselves alongside Dot as this generation’s Big Three of rap.

Love when they argue the hardest MC
Is it K-Dot? Is it Aubrey? Or me?
We the big three like we started a league, but right now, I feel like Muhammad Ali
Huh, yeah, yeah, huh-huh, yeah, Muhammad Ali

— J. Cole, “First Person Shooter”

Kendrick Lamar wasn’t a fan of this. So, he responded with the release of the Future and Metro Boomin collab “Like That.” In it, he unexpectedly dissed J. Cole and directly referenced his and Drake’s previous lyrics.

Ah, yeah, huh, yeah, get up with me
F*ck sneak dissin’, first-person shooter, I hope they came with three switches

I crash out like, “F*ck rap,” diss Melle Mel if I had to
Got 2TEEZ with me, I’m snatchin’ chains and burnin’ tattoos, it’s up
Lost too many soldiers not to play it safe

If he walk around with that stick, it ain’t André 3K
Think I won’t drop the location? I still got PTSD

Motherf*ck the big three, n*gga, it’s just big me
N*gga, bum
What? I’m really like that
And your best work is a light pack
N*gga, Prince outlived Mike Jack’
N*gga, bum
‘Fore all your dogs gettin’ buried
That’s a K with all these nines, he gon’ see Pet Sematary (Yeah)
N*gga, bum

— “Like That”

It seemed like Drake finally responded to the beef on April 13 when DJ Akademiks shared “Push Ups,” which was initially leaked and speculated to be AI. In it, Drake takes a shot at Kendrick’s height, references his wife, and claims other music artists are currently more influential in the industry.

On ‘Push-Ups,’ the Canuck basically says Lamar was an indentured servant under Top Dog for not only taking an alleged 50-50 earnings split while he was at the label, but hitting military-style push-ups anytime the label head demanded with ‘drop and give me 50.’ It’s an admittedly clever turn of phrase on top of a dig at Big Steppers: ‘Your last one bricked, you really not on sh*t, they make excuses for you ’cause they hate to see me lit.’ He also made a bunch of short-king jokes: ‘Pipsqueak pipe down you ain’t no big three / SZA got you wiped down / Travis got you wiped down / Savage got you wiped down’ and ‘I’m at the top of the mountain so you tight now / Just to have a talk with yo a*s I had to hike down.’ But he also cast a few strays in the direction of the Weeknd, who has historically denied being a part of Drake’s factory of artists who only make songs for Drake; A$AP Rocky, who emptied the clip on Drake’s obsession with his partner, Rihanna, on We Still Don’t Trust Youtrack ‘Show of Hands’; and … Rick Ross. The Rozay stray seemed outta nowhere but it also could shine some light on the more understated issue at hand: women. ‘I might take your latest girl and cuff her like I’m Ricky,’ Drake adds. ‘Can’t believe he jumpin’ in, this n*gga turning 50.’

— Vulture

It took some time for Kendrick Lamar to respond, but he recently released the six-minute song “Euphoria.” In it, he hit all of Drake’s possible insecurities but also claimed he hates everything about him. Shortly after, he dropped another diss track, “6:16 in LA.” Lamar warned Drake that he has a lot on him.


#kendrick #euphoria #drake #rapbeef #kendricklamar

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Drake released “Family Matters,” claiming Kendrick Lamar’s wife sleeps around, questions whether his kids are his, etc. Kendrick Lamar responded with “Meet the Grahams,” where he alleged that Drake has a secret daughter and even accused him of being a pedophile and more. Recently, Kendrick Lamar released yet another song, “Not like us.”


Replying to @Hannah #greenscreen #kendrick #kendricklamar #drake #disstrack #raptok #notlikeus #euphoria #familymatters

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Now, Bang Chan has chimed in on this rap battle.

Bang Chan wrote to STAYs via bubble for JYPNation. He revealed he had stayed up all night catching up on the rap beef. He was upset since he’s a fan of all the artists. 

| bubble for JYPNation via @JOONTM/X
  • U asleep…? ㅠ
  • Oh you’re sleeping late cause it’s the weekend?! Hahaha
  • The rap beef these days is crazy hahaha
  • Stayed up all night watching hahaha
  • Nah I won’t tell you what cause they’re too explicit hahaha
  • Kinda upset cause they’re all my favourite artists ㅠ
  • But it’s fun to watch hahahahahahahaha
  • I’m not taking sides… hahaha
  • But!
  • Nah I ain’t speaking… hahaha
  • Guess whose side I’m on~~~
  • I’m not gonna tell you hahahahahahahaha
  • Pretty sure you know??
  • I’m always on
  • Y/n’s side~
  • Hehehehehehehehehheheheheheh

Bang Chan wouldn’t reveal whose side he was on, joking that he was on STAY’s side. 

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