The rapper took to Instagram to briefly discuss the issue, sharing a video of him voicing over a Blue’s Clues stuffed toy. “Top, you gotta stop them from smutting my name, man,” he said, addressing TDE CEO Anthony “Top Dawg” Tiffith. “They been smutting my name all year, man. You ain’t said nothing. Enough is enough, man. Got ’em saying I done shook the label and all that. They must don’t know about that, that pickle juice that’s under your red cap, man. About that sweat, the sweat that’s holding that red cap together, reason why it don’t fall off your head, man. That lubricant. You need to tell them that the reason why that cap don’t fall off yo’ head, man. So why would I fall off? Watching cartoons, man.”
The rumor was supposedly started by an Instagram account by the handle antixbound, and claims that Lamar left TDE so he can give all of his energy and effort into his new creative service company pgLang. TDE President Terrence “Punch” Henderson subtly addressed the rumor on Twitter, writing, “A rumor gets halfway around the world before the truth get it’s shoes on. Lol.”
K-Dot’s statement verifies that he’s still a part of TDE, meaning that his next album will most likely be released under the label. There hasn’t been a confirmed album release date, but he was recently spotted filming a music video in Los Angeles which, hopefully, means that new music is dropping soon.
Elsewhere in music, Eddie Van Halen has died at 65 years old.