Fabolous was one of the first rappers’ to take to Twitter and address Kendrick Lamar’s verse on Big Sean’s “Control,” and it seemed like Fab was heading right to the studio to drop a response record. Now, with about two-weeks gone by since “Control” dropped, and no response from Fab, the Brooklyn rapper explains why he didn’t respond to Kendrick as he originally planned.

During a recent interview with The Source at Rucker Park for the launch of the new AI Reebok Question #1 Draft Pick kicks, Fabolous addresses Kendrick Lamar’s “Control” verse, and why we haven’t heard a response from him.

Fab states, while explaining why he changed his mind on dropping a quick response:

That’s a hot topic on the market, and when I first heard I was gong to address it on the surface of what it was, somebody from out of New York claiming they the “King of New York,” but I took my time and I spoke with some OG’s, I researched it a little bit and got some more history behind it. Also, how everybody jumped into it for an intention play would change the situation as well, so a lot of guys stepped in and said their peace, but you also saw a lot of guys who were mentioned on the song, or who you would expect to have responses to the song, really didn’t take that approach, but am gonna tell you one thing that an OG told me, he said “if you do respond, make it work for you, make it come on your time, and not just like you trying to feed the twitter fans with a freestyle.” So I got that in the back of mind, so you might hear something eventually…

You can view Fab’s original tweet after hearing Kendrick’s verse below:

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