I've seen niggas transform like villain Decepticons
Kendrick mentions Decepticons and not Autobots, who are generally seen as the good guys. This detail implies he’s taking a shot at emcees who have sold out to the mainstream, they’ve “transformed” into Decepticons — deceiving the fans with their sub par, sell out music.
Elsewhere, Kendrick has referred to himself as Optimus Prime:
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