Drake lands on the cover of Billboard for the September issue, and as part of the cover story, he addresses Kendrick Lamar’s verse on Big Sean’s “Control.”

In an excerpt of the cover story, Drake addresses Kendrick mentioning his name:

“I didn’t really have anything to say about it,” Drake says of the verse, which has so far inspired responses from A$AP Rocky, Joey Bada$$, former Los Angeles Lakers coach Phil Jackson and too many others to count. “It just sounded like an ambitious thought to me. That’s all it was. I know good and well that Kendrick’s not murdering me, at all, in any platform. So when that day presents itself, I guess we can revisit the topic.”

The September issue of Billboard is available on news stands now, and you can purchase it online [here].

Head over to Billboard to read more of the cover story [here].