December 8, 2012 12:27

Kendrick Lamar says Lady Gaga is 'a beautiful person' with a 'genius mind'

'Much respect to her,' says rapper as he salutes singer

Kendrick Lamar says Lady Gaga is 'a beautiful person' with a 'genius mind'

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Kendrick Lamar has spoken of his admiration for Lady Gaga by describing her as a "beautiful person".

Speaking to MTV, the rapper waxed lyrical about the pop star and also claimed that she has a "genius mind" following their collaboration on the track 'Bitch Don't Kill My Vibe', which Gaga leaked onto the internet last month. You can hear the track by scrolling down to the bottom of the page and clicking.

Lamar, who also praised Gaga for being a "free spirit in the studio", said: "It's just great to be around people that inspire you from another genre, you know. In fact, it's even bigger for her to respect hip-hop music the way she does, true hip-hop music, so much respect to her."

A collaboration between the pair had been scheduled to appear on Lamar's major debut LP 'Good Kid, MAAD City' but had to be shelved after Gaga was unable to submit her vocals before the album's deadline. She responded by releasing 'Bitch Don't Kill My Vibe' online - a decision which garnered approval from Lamar.

"That was a surprise," he previously told XXL. "I thought she was gonna hold that in the can. I was cool with it. It showed people we wasn't playin' with it; we was actually in the studio vibing out when we recorded. For her to put it out even undone, that says a lot. That says she's confident not only about her work, but my work."

Lamar also spoke of his excitement at meeting Dr Dre, the album's executive producer, for the first time and described it as "the greatest and most special moment". He added: "He was in the studio, I walked in, we greeted each other, it was a cool vibe, he's a real humble dude.

"The first beat he was playing was the last song on my album which is 'Compton', that's the first song I ever recorded with him," he went on to say. "That song holds a real special spot on my first album and we just vibed out man, just kicked it, and it brought up memories that I remembered from where I was from. He just wanted to continue that and he signed me to the label so it was a pleasure, it was an honour. I’ll never forget that day."

Kendrick Lamar released 'Good Kid, MAAD City' in October of this year. Since then, it has been reported that he will star on the forthcoming new album from A$AP Rocky along with the likes of Florence Welch and Drake.

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