Kendrick Lamar Praises Taylor Swift For Liking “Backseat Freestyle”

At the end of Taylor Swift’s Rolling Stone profile, she puts on headphones and blasts Kendrick Lamar’s “Backseat Freestyle” to block out the crowd of paparazzi and fans that had formed from her visit to Central Park. She said Lamar’s music was the “trick to immediately go from feeling victimized to feeling awesome.” In a new interview with the Associated Press, Lamar said that he respected Swift’s shoutout to him in the article. “I appreciate Taylor Swift for supporting not only my music but just the hip-hop culture,” he said. “There’s really no gap. It’s music and it feels good. Some people always try to lock it down and categorize it for one particular listener. But it moves all, even people from other genres.”