Following the controversy generated by his guest verse on Big Sean's 'Control', which shook the hip-hop world, Kendrick Lamar has now discussed his "king of New York" lyric for the first time in an interview he recently gave to Los Angeles' radio station, Power 106 FM.

"It's about leaving a mark" says the 26-year old artist, adding that he "didn't know there would be so much speculation, I just want to rap. I think it's a case of maybe I should dumb down my lyrics just a little bit," Lamar added. "The irony of that line is that the people who actually understood it and got it were the actual kings of New York, you know, me sitting down with them this past week, and them understanding, it's not actually about being the king of whatever coast, it's about leaving a mark as great as Biggie, as great as Pac."

Meanwhile, in an interview with Complex, the track's producer I.D. revealed that 'Control' was originally intended for Jay-Z, adding that Big Sean didn't rewrite his own verse after hearing Kendrick's.

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