Drake and Kendrick Lamar have been throwing subliminal shots — and even, from time to time, outright disses — but tensions between them have never erupted into a full-on feud. It’s a fun hypothetical to think about, especially after Drake completely disemboweled Meek Mill’s career last year. And now, no less an authority than Barack Obama, the President of the United States of America, has gone on record claiming that Kendrick would win one such battle.
Obama’s pick isn’t exactly a surprise. He hosted Kendrick at the White House recently as part of a mentorship P.S.A., and he’s said that Kendrick’s “How Much A Dollar Cost” is his favorite song of 2015. Also, Drake is Canadian, and Obama is a proud patriot. It’s still a trip to hear him talk about this stuff.
The question came as part of a recent YouTube Q&A, as someone on Reddit noticed. During a lightning round of pop-culture questions, Obama is asked to choose between the two, and here’s what he says: “You gotta go with Kendrick. I’m just saying. I think Drake is an outstanding entertainer, but Kendrick… his lyrics… His last album was outstanding. Best album I heard last year.” Here’s the video evidence:
Has Obama heard Art Angels?