Lupe Fiasco recently shared his opinion on fellow rappers Kendrick Lamar and Blu, saying that while he is a fan of both emcees, he doesn't feel it's necessary to collaborate with them on new music. In an interview, he further explained that he would rather remain just a fan of the two artists because he feels working together could possibly "taint" his existing appreciation for them.
"I've bumped into Kendrick in different places and what have you. But it's less me wanting to collaborate and it's more me just wanting to be a fan. I don't want to be a part of it, not off of ego or pride but it's more so to let me just watch it."
The Chicago rapper continued to touch on the subject, insisting that he just wants to experience the careers of the young artists from a distance.
"Let me enjoy it from a distance and not feel I've got to be a part of it to make this. I just want to see them succeed and it not to be tainted. Sometimes when you meet somebody, it kind of taints what they make. It becomes a different experience. I'd rather just stay a fan. I don't want to come backstage. I'm happy in the crowd. But we'll see."
Would you like to see a collaboration between Lupe Fiasco and Kendrick Lamar?