Suge Knight Crowns Kendrick Lamar “Round One” Winner Of Drake Beef After “Euphoria”

When rap beef breaks out, the discussion is always about the bars and who won. Suge Knight recently shared his thoughts on who won “round one” of Kendrick Lamar and Drake’s beef after the former released “Euphoria.”

“Round 1 goes to @kendricklamar,” the 59-year-old music executive wrote on X, formerly known as Twitter, on Tuesday (April 30). Of course, it would be easy to assume he would side with Lamar since they are both from Compton, Calif., and his decision may be biased. However, his next few sentences showed that he was capable of critiquing his fellow hometown native.

“But youngin let’s stop saying light skinned people aren’t black,” he wrote. “Cause the police think otherwise. Black is Black. That creates division amongst ourselves, and I ain’t f**kin with that.” Knight’s tweet referred to Lamar’s line “How many more Black features ’til you finally feel Black enough?” and the common discussion about the 6 God being mixed race. It often stays within the arena of jokes, but Kendrick’s song was the catalyst for fans discussing race for hours after the record came out.

This isn’t Suge Knight’s first comment on Kendrick Lamar and Drake‘s beef. In April, he critiqued “Taylor Made Freestyle” and the use of modulated Tupac and Snoop Dogg vocals.

“Young people do what young people do,” Knight said on an episode of his podcast Collect Calls. “It’s y’all turn, but regarding the homie ‘Pac, he wasn’t no chump. Putting him on a song and dissing Kendrick for everybody entertainment– that ain’t how it go.”

He also took issue with the fact that Snoop was on the song, given his belief that he had something to do with Pac’s death. “Then putting him on a song with Snoop, who was a part of his downfall and exit, ain’t ever a good look,” he said. “Pac was a king on that chessboard. He never was a pawn, so he can’t make him be a pawn now.”

Kendrick Lamar surprise-released “Euphoria” Tuesday via YouTube before uploading the track to streaming platforms hours later. The six-minute record attacked multiple aspects of Drake’s life and career, namely him being a “scam artist,” capitalizing on younger artist’s waves, requesting him to appear on “First Person Shooter,” and much more.

“I make music that electrify ’em, you make music that pacify ’em/ I can double down on that line, but spare you this time, that’s random acts of kindness/ Know you a master manipulator and habitual liar too/ But don’t tell no lie about me and I won’t tell truths ’bout you,” Lamar rapped.

His surprise guest appearance on Future and Metro Boomin’s “Like That” back in March sparked this feud. Drake responded a few weeks later with “Push Ups” and the now-deleted “Taylor Made Freestyle,” all while Lamar stayed silent. Now, quiet time is over. Listen to “Euphoria” below.