This is BX @ Boxden.com


Kendrick Lamar's Camp Takes Aim At GQ's 'Racist' Man Of The Year Cover Story


 Kendrick Lamar's Camp Takes Aim At GQ's 'Racist' Man Of The Year Cover Story
33 topic by DSmith93 - 11-15-2013, 08:55 PM - Boxden > The Hip-Hop Spot


TDE CEO Anthony 'Top Dawg' Tiffith says the magazine article was filled with 'lazy comparisons and offensive suggestions.'



GQ's Man of the Year cover is usually considered a high honor, but Kendrick Lamar's label, TDE, is saying that the well-respected mag placed the good kid in a bad light.

"This week, Kendrick Lamar was named one of GQ's 2013 Men Of The Year, an honor that should have been celebrated as a milestone in his career and for the company," TDE CEO Anthony "Top Dawg" Tiffith said in a written statement issued to MTV News on Friday (November 15). "Instead, the story, written by Steve Marsh, put myself and my company in a negative light."

Tiffith goes on to charge that the magazine article included subtle hints of racism. For the story, Marsh followed Lamar to the 2013 MTV Video Music Awards and rode a private jet with the fast-rising rap star. In the article he compared Tiffith, to reputed de@th Row Records CEO Marion "Suge" Knight and remarked at the TDE crew's discipline and good nature. "You guys seem so calm," he quoted himself as telling Tiffith in the story.

"Marsh's story was more focused on what most people would see as drama or bs. To say he was 'surprised at our discipline' is completely disrespectful," Tiffith's statement read. "Instead of putting emphasis on the good that TDE has done for west coast music, and for hip hop as a whole, he spoke on what most people would consider whats wrong with Hip Hop music."

"Furthermore, Kendrick deserved to be accurately documented," the statement read. "The racial overtones, immediately reminded everyone of a time in hip-hop that was destroyed by violence, resulting in the loss of two of our biggest stars. We would expect more from a publication with the stature and reputation that GQ has."

In response to the article, Tiffith pulled Lamar from GQ's Man of the Year party and performance in Los Angeles on Tuesday night.

In addition to Lamar, Justin Timberlake, Matthew McConaughey, Will Ferrell and the late James Gandolfini all grace their own individual Men of the Year cover, which hits newsstands this month.

"While we think it's a tremendous honor to be named as one of the Men Of The Year, these lazy comparisons and offensive suggestions are something we won't tolerate," he finished. "Our reputation, work ethic, and product is something that we guard with our lives."

MTV News has reached out to a GQ for comment, but received none as of press time

Kendrick Lamar's Camp Takes Aim At GQ's 'Racial' Man Of The Year Cover Story - Music, Celebrity, Artist News | MTV.com


Latest Hip-Hop Hot Topics »   share this topic »   Share this on Twitter Share this on Facebook

3 comments for "Kendrick Lamar's Camp Takes Aim At GQ's 'Racist' Man Of The Year Cover Story"


 11-15-2013, 08:59 PMaway - #2
Rebirth46 35 heat pts35

  d 
space
$3,238 | POWERFUL
 11-15-2013, 10:01 PMaway - #3
Yung Chance 100 heat pts100

  d 
space
$11,805 | POWERFUL
he looks like a poor mans Luther vandross
 
 


Go Back   Boxden.Com - Stay First. Follow BX. > BX Table Of Contents > The Hip-Hop Spot
    
         

 



Latest hot topics on fire the past 48 hrs
Video inside  Wii U - Super Smash Bros. for Wii U >>>>
69 comments
NBA BREAKING NEWS: Steve Nash OUT for season
131 comments
NBA According to Bleacher Report: Steve Nash will miss entir..
50 comments
 Image(s) inside Jaime Fox's Hairline Has A Taper Implant
New reply 2 minutes ago - 122 comments - by foshomoney
 NBA Espn Nba Insiders: Harden, Howard Among Most Overrated...
New reply 7 minutes ago - 57 comments - by T.O.N.Y.
 NBA Espn First Take: Nash Or Iverson: Who's The Better Pla...
New reply 2 minutes ago - 175 comments - by JNumbaNC
 Image(s) inside Oct 22 - Female Gym Teacher Caught Sleeping With Young...
New reply 11 minutes ago - 104 comments - by BlessInTheSky
 Image(s) inside Daaaaamn My Nigga French Montana Back
New reply 3 minutes ago - 100 comments - by SHADOW
 NBA 2013 Superteam Lakers The Worst Manufactured Superteam...
New reply 13 minutes ago - 78 comments - by HeatMafia410
  Oct 23 - Substitute Teacher Gives Student A Bj On Her ...
New reply 3 minutes ago - 151 comments - by ima80baby
 NBA Kendrick Lamar, Kevin Hart Highlight Cleveland Cavalie...
New reply 14 minutes ago - 119 comments - by metatr0n

Like BX on Facebook Follow BX on Twitter
5,826 fans of BX | none new today 4,796 following | none new today

hot topic blog   »    hip-hop   |   sports   |   movies   |   games   |   news   |   wild'ish   |   gear   |   rides   |   tech

contact us   |   mobile   |   privacy statement

© Boxden.com. 1998 - end of time.