After Top Dawg Entertainment’s CEO Anthony “Top Dawg” Tiffith expressed his displeasure with GQ‘s Kendrick Lamar story yesterday, GQ Editor-In-Chief Jim Nelson has released a statement on GQ’s website, regarding the controversy.
You can read Jim Nelson’s full statement below:
“Kendrick Lamar is one of the most talented new musicians to arrive on the scene in years. That’s the reason we chose to celebrate him, wrote an incredibly positive article declaring him the next King of Rap, and gave him our highest honor: putting him on the cover of our Men of the Year issue. I’m not sure how you can spin that into a bad thing, and I encourage anyone interested to read the story and see for themselves. We were mystified and sorely disappointed by Top Dawg’s decision to pull him at the last minute from the performance he had promised to give. The real shame is that people were deprived of the joy of seeing Kendrick perform live. I’m still a huge fan.”—Jim Nelson, GQ editor-in-chief.