Pin a tail on a donkey, boy, you been a fake
Here, Kendrick refers to the game “Pin The Tail on The Donkey.” Often played by children, at birthday parties. Each child is blindfolded, disoriented and handed a paper “tail” with a push pin. The one who puts it the closer to the donkey’s actual tail wins, but it’s mostly about participating. Everyone’s a winner.
Kendrick is from Compton, one of the most violent cities in the US, whereas Drake had a suburban upbringing though he insists he started from the bottom. He thus mistakes fierce competition with a children’s game because it’s the closest he’s ever been to competition. To Kendrick this isn’t even ‘beef’ but ‘donkey’.
Kendrick is also calling out Papoose for using him to get on stage at Summer Jam. Papoose acted like he and Kendrick were cool until K.Dot dropped Control. In the Intro the Pap’s Control response he even references this, saying:
I'mma take my time, all I need is 30 seconds man
30 seconds to you, but it could change my life
I’ll tell you anything man, I’m a Brooklyn nigga
Hey yo Kendrick, good lookin' on that Summer Jam move
But you ain’t the king of shit!
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