Shade or No Shade, Isaiah Rashad?
Isaiah Rashad spoke up on the Breakfast Club after news spread of Kendrick Lamar’s departure from Top Dawg Entertainment (TDE) following his forthcoming album. Rashad immediately had to clear the air after fans took his tweet the wrong way.
The allegedly shady tweet:
“Everybody emotional. U not that special. Quit embarrassing us,” Rashad tweeted.
Charlamagne Tha God quickly asked Rashad to clarify and he promptly responded.
“I found [Kendrick was leaving TDE] after n-ggas said I was dissing him,” Rashad explained. “I was on the way to my kid’s birthday party on Saturday, and me and her mom had had a little verbal whatever, and I knew that I couldn’t really say anything that I wanted to say, so I said it on Twitter for a second, and I’m forgetting that n-ggas are watching me, so I deleted it. Not about him but I’m like damn, she’s actually going to see this and it’s kinda mean.”
Lamar’s departure from TDE shocked fans and the industry, but apparently the Compton native is ready to move on. That decision did not happen overnight, but after deep thought and meditation. In typical Kendrick fashion, his announcement included his version of paying respect where it is due.
“As I produce my final TDE album, I feel joy to have been a part of such a cultural imprint after 17 years. The Struggles. The Success. And most importantly, the Brotherhood. May the Most High continue to use Top Dawg as a vessel for candid creators. As I continue to pursue my life’s calling,” Lamar stated.
Fans were certain that Kendrick was loyal to the label, yet Anthony Tiffith, CEO of TDE, confirmed the news. Despite some fans’ disappointment and anticipation for new music, Tiffith urged fans to celebrate Kendrick and his accomplishments.
All in all, Isaiah Rashad was not throwing any shade. He was just as surprised as everyone else.