— — — Lupe Fiasco is a fan of West Coast rapper Kendrick Lamar–but he’s not interested in working with him anytime soon. In a recent interview, Fiasco praised Lamar’s music, but said that he’d rather just be a fan, as opposed to collaborating with Lamar.
“I’ve met all of them. I’ve actually worked with Blu on the ‘Beamin’ (Remix),'” he explained. “I’ve bumped into Kendrick in different places and what have you. But it’s less me wanting to collaborate and it’s more me just wanting to be a fan. I don’t want to be a part of it, not off of ego or pride but it’s more so to let me just watch it.”
“Let me enjoy it from a distance and not feel I’ve got to be a part of it to make this,” he also shared. “I just want to see them succeed and it not to be tainted. Sometimes when you meet somebody, it kind of taints what they make. It becomes a different experience. I’d rather just stay a fan. I don’t want to come backstage. I’m happy in the crowd. But we’ll see.”