Someone check on Drake! Kendrick Lamar debuts 'Not Like Us' music video

Someone check on Drake! Kendrick Lamar debuts 'Not Like Us' music video

Kendrick Lamar is keeping his foot on Drake's neck with the release of his new music video...

Kendrick Lamar in 'Not Like Us' music video
Kendrick Lamar in his 'Not Like Us' music video/ YouTube (Kendrick Lamar)

The visuals for Kendrick Lamar's 'Not Like Us' music video are another blow for Drake, who seems to be on the losing end of this beef. 

Not only did 'Not Like Us' make it to #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 in America but the song has also been described as one of the best diss tracks of modern-day rap. 

Kendrick and Drake's beef goes way back, but things escalated in 2024 when both rappers released scathing songs about each other. 

Read more here: Drake vs Kendrick Lamar: Rap beef escalates

Kendrick showed Drake no mercy when he wrote the lyrics for 'Not Like Us'. He jumped on claims that Drake likes dating younger women, calling him a 'pedophile'. 

Certified Lover Boy? Certified pedophiles
Wop, wop, wop, wop, wop, Dot, f**k 'em up
Wop, wop, wop, wop, wop, I'ma do my stuff
Why you trollin' like a b***h? Ain't you tired?
Tryna strike a chord and it's probably A minor

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The song has been streamed more than 440-million times on Spotify, and everywhere you go, people are singing:

They not like us, they not like us, they not like us
They not like us, they not like us, they not like us


Kendrick Lamar 'Not Like Us' music video

People are dissecting the meaning of some of the visuals featured in the 'Not Like Us' music video. In one scene, Kendrick stares at an owl in a cage. 

Drake's OVO company logo features an owl. He also owns several OVO owl chains, including one with 100-carat diamonds. 

An Instagram user suggested that the owl scene in Kendrick's music video is somewhat poetic. 

"Kendrick keeping that owl locked in the cage is saying, stick to singing (in reference to Maya Angelou's book I Know Why The Cage Bird Sings)," the woman wrote. 

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Kendrick's fiancée, Whitney Alford, and their children, Uzi and Enoch, also appear in the music video. They are all seen dancing in a living room.

Drake took a swipe at Kendrick's family in one of his diss tracks, accusing the 'Humble' rapper of domestic violence. 

"Your baby mama captions always screamin' 'Save me'/ You did her dirty all your life, you tryna make peace / I heard that one of 'em little kids might be Dave Free," Drake raps on 'Family Matters'. 

Social media users say family is off limits, though, in Drake's defence, Kendrick also took several personal shots at him. 

Nonetheless, people are shocked that Kendrick has his whole family dissing Drake now! 

Watch the full music video for 'Not Like Us' below. 

WARNING: The following music video contains strong language. 


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