GQ’s EIC Defends Kendrick Lamar Cover Story

blame it on JES7 November 16, 2013

After TDE CEO Anthony “Top Dawg” Tiffith issued a statement calling Kendrick’s GQ cover story “disrespectful,” GQ EIC Jim Nelson responded to the claims, defending their editorial in the following statement:

“Kendrick Lamar is one of the most talented new musicians to arrive on the scene in years. That’s the reason we chose to celebrate him, wrote an incredibly positive article declaring him the next King of Rap, and gave him our highest honor: putting him on the cover of our Men of the Year issue. I’m not sure how you can spin that into a bad thing, and I encourage anyone interested to read the story and see for themselves. We were mystified and sorely disappointed by Top Dawg’s decision to pull him at the last minute from the performance he had promised to give. The real shame is that people were deprived of the joy of seeing Kendrick perform live. I’m still a huge fan.”



  • thesouthizback

    But Top Dawg wasn’t tripping over the cover or the honor, the journalist said he was surprised at how disciplined they were as if to imply that because they are rappers, they shouldn’t be. The EIC totally missed the point.

  • AmIDickRidingyet

    They bigged Kendrick up and put down the rest of TDE. The baby Death Row Records? The Suge Knight of TDE? These are slimy fucking writers.