Birdman Denies Drake Dissing Kendrick Lamar On "The Language"

When Drake's "The Language" was released, some speculated that the Toronto rapper was speaking about Kendrick Lamar.

"I don't know why they been lyin'," Drake rhymes on the selection featured on Nothing was the Same. "But your shit is not that inspirin' / Bank account statements just look like I'm ready for early retirement / Fuck any nigga that's talkin' that shit just to get a reaction / Fuck going platinum / I looked at my wrist and it's already platinum / I am the kid with the motor mouth / I am the one you should worry about / I don't know who you're referring to, who is this nigga you heard about? / Someone just talking that bullshit, man someone just gave you the run-around / Niggas downplaying the money, but that's what you do when the money down."

While some speculated that the song was a shot at Kendrick Lamar for his oft-discussed verse on Big Sean's "Control," Birdman says Drake was not dissing Lamar on the track.

"Drake do what he do," Birdman said in an interview with MTV. "He really slick with whatever he do. He makes you think. But I didn't think he put no energy into that."

Birdman went on to talk about his connection to Kendrick Lamar and Anthony "Top Dawg" Tiffith.

"Kendrick the homey," Birdman said. "I ain't got nothin' but love and respect for Kendrick. Top Dawg is one of my best friends, so I would never want to see us condone that...That ain't what this about...I don't think he went that route, to me."

Birdman added that he hopes to not see a feud between Drake and Lamar.

"That's Hip Hop too, but I don't think we need to do that, because then you have to focus on that individual and we do this for the people," Birdman said. "I would never want to see that from none of my team or my teammates."