Rapsody says working with Kendrick Lamar changed her life and career for the better.
The female rapper had a phenomenal year in 2017 and a big part of her success is attributed to Kendrick Lamar whom she worked with on his landmark album To Pimp A Butterfly. Now she is nominated for a Grammy awards for Best Rap Album for her latest project Laila’s Wisdom. She is the only female rapper to be nominated in the category this year. Aside from dropping her album last year, she released a handful of singles that did very well on the airwaves.
Speaking with Larry King in a recent interview, Rapsody details how Kendrick Lamar significantly impacted her career last year and put on a scale she never thought she would reach. “After I worked with Kendrick on To Pimp A Butterfly, it put me on a platform where he introduced me to a lot of people that necessarily weren’t paying attention,” the rapper said. K-Dot is also nominated in the Best Rap Album category for his album DAMN. “It feels good to compete with your friends, you can compete but in a healthy way,” she said.
Rapsody also opened up about her impression of Kendrick Lamar as the face of rap music currently, telling Larry King that he is a fearless and humble rapper, who is not afraid to rap about anything he feels like. She says he first met the Compton rapper back in 2011 through producer 9th Wonder. They were both fans of each other at the time and Kendrick was a big fan of the producer.
As far as being the only female rapper nominated in the rap album category at the Grammy’s, Rapsody says it’s bittersweet because she grew up seeing a platter of female emcees in the 1990s and now it seems like there can only be one female mainstream rapper at a time.
French Montana has stepped forward to quell rumors of an alleged fight with Meek Mill and his Dreamchasers backstage the Philly Powerhouse concert.
Who knew that French Montana and Meek Mill had beef. Montana was one of the headlining acts on the show, as well as, Meek Mill who put on a show for his home crowd. Sources say the Philly rapper’s crew confronted the “Unforgettable” rapper because he name dropped Meek in a song and did some other unnamed things that upsets Nicki Minaj’s ex-boyfriend.
So because of that the Dreamchsers allegedly put the paws on him. It didn’t take long for French Montana to take a jab at the allegations. He posted a video on social media showing off his scratch free face and unsoiled sneaker, as well as, his diamond chain and bracelet. He also made a point to show that he was eating some good Philly cheese steak and drinking Ciroc. Usually in these fights someone always take someone chain just to prove a point. But none of that happened this time around and according to French the rumored fight never happened. Nevertheless, someone from Meek Mill’s crew posted on IG that something did went down.
Last year, French Montana commented on the beef between Drake and Meek Mill during an interview with Larry King. “I feel like it’s just a sport. It’s a sport, so it’s like competition,” Montana said. “Sometimes you spar with somebody. That’s what that is. Cause ain’t nobody get hurt. Nothing happens. So, I feel like it’s just part of the game. It brings excitement to the game.” Meek wasn’t too happy about his statement and took a subtle jab at him on Instagram.