NBA star Russell Westbrook was named dropped in Kendrick Lamar’s “The Heart Pt. 4” and he really appreciates it, for obvious reasons.
While the Hip-Hop world is scrambling to find out which nameless rappers Kendrick Lamar was assumably going at on the song, one name that we did hear was Westbrook’s.
At the crescendo of his fury, Kendrick rapped:
Tables turned, lesson learned, my best look
You jumped sides on me, now you ’bout to meet Westbrook
Go celebrate with your team and let victory vouch you
Just know the next game play, I might slap the shit out you
Technical foul, I’m flagrant, I’m foul
They throwin’ me out, you throw in the towel
Westbrook, who also a California native, has always been a Kendrick fan. But it seems like the song hit a special place.The bars are some of many that people are assuming are aimed at Drake or Big Sean. But the context of the rhymes
The bars are some of many that people are assuming are aimed at Drake or Big Sean. But the context of the rhymes deal with people who switch sides on you. Westbrook has been in the middle of a saga with former teammate Kevin Durant who left the Oklahoma City Thunder to join the Golden State Warriors. Each game they have played since the move has been filled with tension. At one point it looked like Westbrook resorted to calling Durant a “b*tch ass n*gga” on the court.
Westbrook took to social media to give the song his stamp of approval. When asked how it felt to be namechecked in the song, he seemed very excited.