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Murs calls for "peace" in Drake, J. Cole, and Kendrick Lamar beef: "I don't know why our art has to be this way"

Photos of Murs, Kendrick Lamar, Drake.
Murs, Kendrick Lamar, Drake. (Instagram; Shutterstock/Kathy Hutchins)

Murs has something to say about the ongoing drama surrounding Drake, J. Cole, and Kendrick Lamar.

On Monday, the "God's Work" rapper took to Instagram to share his fears that the feud, which erupted last week after Kendrick appeared to diss Drizzy and Cole on his new song with Future and Metro Boomin, could escalate the same way other rap beefs have in the past.

"I don't know why our art has to be this way," the 46-year-old said in a lengthy video, before suggesting a creative way for the three rappers to settle their differences.

“Why not have a Coachella where they headline a different night and we do old-school soundclash style, where we measure the decibel meter every night,” he said. “Whoever has the loudest crowd wins, and the money goes to a charity."

Murs went on to mention 2Pac and The Notorious B.I.G., who were involved in a high-profile and violent feud before they were both murdered in 1996 and 1997 respectively.

“I don’t think it will go there, I don’t know it will go there, but I just want people thinking about it," he said. "Why is it, when young black men are going at each other, it’s entertainment; and when everyone else starts talking violence, it’s not?"

People were quick to commend Murs for his word of warning.

"thank you. brother," commented rapper Dee-1 on Murs' post, while "Simon Says" rapper Pharoahe Monch commented with a praying hands emoji.

One fan wrote: "Wow, beautifully said."


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