Kendrick Lamar & Drake Beef Even Has Siri Glitching Out & Picking Sides

While not everyone needs to take a side in the Kendrick Lamar and Drake beef, it took over too many corners of pop culture for folks not to ask everyone they could about it. Apparently, the battle even captivated automated A.I. tech, because even Siri took somewhat of a stance on the showdown between these two MCs. Moreover, various clips have gone viral as of late of people asking Siri to play Drizzy’s Certified Lover Boy on Spotify, and instead playing K.Dot’s “Not Like Us” due to its… Well, you know the line it’s referencing. Still, this writer tested it out and it went right to CLB‘s opener “Champagne Poetry,” so either it’s an inconsistent response or someone fixed this glitch ASAP to not implicate Apple in the rap battle.

Jokes aside, it’s curious to see all the creative ways in which the Kendrick Lamar and Drake beef has been referenced by other media and communities. For example, following Canada’s loss to Argentina, the Latin American fútbol team posted some social media content referencing “Not Like Us.” Speaking of sports, USA Basketball also played the West Coast banger after they beat Canada, so it looks like the country’s in for a surefire clap-back whenever they lose anything. It’ll make their victories all the more sweet, but it’s admittedly wild that this song will join the athletics canon.

Siri Mixes Up Kendrick Lamar & Drake In Viral Glitch

Also, Kendrick Lamar and Drake are trading blows in plenty of other areas. While “Not Like Us” and other Kendrick material is performing incredibly well commercially and even besting The Boy in some areas, he still has the most streamed rapper title over the Compton lyricist. Numbers aren’t everything, but in this war of attrition, they need all the points on their board they can get. We wonder if they tried this Siri thing, too…

Meanwhile, fans are going wild with theories that Drake will drop something against Kendrick Lamar soon, or that Kendrick is releasing a whole new album. Sadly, these rumors are just rumors at press time, although folks are ready for some more content to go wild over. Either of these releases would certainly provoke that reaction, so hopefully this isn’t the last we’ve heard from these MCs in 2024. We would prefer if they didn’t go for a Round Two, and instead just hope they’re energized to put this effort into their music rather than sending Siri an angry letter.

About The Author

Gabriel Bras Nevares is a music and pop culture news writer for HotNewHipHop. He started in 2022 as a weekend writer and, since joining the team full-time, has developed a strong knowledge in hip-hop news and releases. Whether it’s regular coverage or occasional interviews and album reviews, he continues to search for the most relevant news for his audience and find the best new releases in the genre. What excites him the most is finding pop culture stories of interest, as well as a deeper passion for the art form of hip-hop and its contemporary output.

Specifically, Gabriel enjoys the fringes of rap music: the experimental, boundary-pushing, and raw alternatives to the mainstream sound. As a proud native of San Juan, Puerto Rico, he also stays up-to-date with the archipelago’s local scene and its biggest musical exponents in reggaetón, salsa, indie, and beyond.

Before working at HotNewHipHop, Gabriel produced multiple short documentaries, artist interviews, venue spotlights, and audio podcasts on a variety of genres and musical figures. Hardcore punk and Go-go music defined much of his coverage during his time at the George Washington University in D.C.

His favorite hip-hop artists working today are Tyler, The Creator, Boldy James, JPEGMAFIA, and Earl Sweatshirt.