Kendrick Lamar recently stopped by HOT 97 to speak with Funkmaster Flex about a number of subjects. Among them was Lamar’s new track with Jay-Z, “Bitch, Don’t Kill My Vibe (Remix),” specifically Hov’s verse on the record.

“When I heard that thing he sent back I said to myself, ‘I can’t be no floozy on this motherfucker for sure’,” said Lamar. “All them years of being in the studio, all them years of writing, all them years of freestyling and just being a student of the game don’t mean shit if I can’t live up to this track, at least by a little bit being beside a legend in it.”

The TDE rapper concluded, “You really can’t prepare. Jay-Z came and just humbled the whole record, so you just gotta go for what you know…I was so excited it took me a day.”

Check out more from the interview online at MTV.com.