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Jack Dorsey has entered the epic rap beef between Kendrick Lamar and Drake

Hannah Getahun,Lloyd Lee   

Jack Dorsey has entered the epic rap beef between Kendrick Lamar and Drake
  • Jack Dorsey seems to support Kendrick Lamar's latest disses on Canadian rapper Drake.
  • The former Twitter CEO liked a post on X calling "Euphoria" a "top-10 diss track."

The beef between Kendrick Lamar and Drake has been filled with unexpected characters, including pop sensation Taylor Swift and long-dead legend Tupac Shakur.

Now, Twitter and Block cofounder Jack Dorsey is weighing in — and it appears that he's got "PRIDE" for Kung Fu Kenny.

After a back-and-forth of three diss tracks between Lamar and Drake, Lamar released two songs this week. "Euphoria" dropped on Tuesday, and "6:16 in LA" dropped on Friday.

Both of Lamar's tracks received approval from super-fan Dorsey, who has recently liked both new and old posts on X and praised the Compton rapper.

"I will give people a couple weeks to realize Kendrick dropped a top-10 diss track of all time," one post Dorsey liked from Wednesday said.

The former CEO also replied Friday with a heart emoji to an old 2011 Lamar post advertising a Toronto concert on June 16. Toronto is Drake's home city, and some fans have speculated that the "6:16" in Lamar's latest diss references this post.

On Friday night, Drake released his latest response to Lamar: "Family Matters." In the 7-minute track, Drake mentions Lamar's longtime fiancée, Whitney Alford, and goes after Rick Ross, J. Cole, and The Weeknd.

Not to be outdone, about 30 minutes later, Lamar surprised fans by releasing a third diss track called "Meet the Grahams," where the rapper pretends to speak to the family of Drake — whose real name is Aubrey Graham.

To that scathing diss, Dorsey replied, "truth vs lies."

In "Euphoria," Lamar asserts that Drake lied about him in his previous disses: "Know you a master manipulator and habitual liar too/But don't tell no lie about me, and I won't tell truths about you," Lamar raps over a sample of the Teddy Pendergrass slow jam "You're My Latest, My Greatest Inspiration."

Dorsey has never counted Kendrick out

Dorsey didn't become a fan overnight. The former Twitter CEO has been a consistent supporter of Lamar's art. In 2015, Dorsey posted a video at a Lamar concert calling the rapper "the greatest."

He's also praised many of Lamar's records, including the Pulitzer-prize-winning "Damn" and his pandemic record "Mr. Morale & the Big Steppers."

"this is an opera. @kendricklamar is a poet and a teacher. I learn something new each listen...and I can't listen to anything else. constant spin," Dorsey said of the 2022 album.

At one point, Dorsey even toyed with the idea of Lamar becoming a potential Twitter board member in 2016, Vox reported.

Lamar reciprocated the love by bringing Dorsey on for 2022 music video for the song "Count Me Out." Dorsey makes a quick cameo by sharing a toast with Lamar and venture capitalist Aviv Nevo.

Lamar also worked with Dorsey's fintech company Block and Ticketmaster to offer fans early access tickets for his 2022 Big Steppers tour, Quartz reported.

'Tell me who you're loyal to'

Dorsey isn't the only unlikely character outside the music world to chime in on Drake and Lamar's ongoing saga. In fact, both rappers have been flexing who pledged their "LOYALTY" to them.

On Lamar's side, iconic soul singer Al Green approved of his latest track, which uses a sample of Green's "What A Wonderful Thing Love Is."

It was another embarrassing development for Drake, who was roasted and promptly asked to remove one of his diss tracks against Lamar last week after Shakur's estate took issue with Drake's use of AI to recreate Pac's voice.

Drake is also facing off against rappers like Future, Rick Ross, A$AP Rocky, J. Cole, and producer Metro Boomin', who have all released their own verses and songs aimed at the Toronto rapper.

But he's also letting it be known that he has some friends on his side, too. In "Family Matters," Drake shouts out fellow industry members Chris Brown, YG, and The Game.

Actor Uma Thurman also nodded to Drake in April through an Instagram post featuring an image of her costume in Quentin Tarantino's "Kill Bill: Volume 1." In the film, Thurman played the katana-wielding, revenge-seeking "Bride."

"Need this? @champagnepapi," Thurman wrote as a caption in her story.

Dorsey and spokespeople for Drake and Lamar did not respond to a request for comment from Business Insider.

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