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Phil Jackson

Fires Back At Kendrick Lamar

'You Need a Mentor'

8/13/2013 2:05 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0810-phil-jackson-kendrick-lamarYou tag Phil Jackson in a rap song, he'll tag you right back -- just ask Kendrick Lamar ... who got a free lesson in ego management from the Zen Master after droppin' his name in a new song. 

67-year-old Jackson was definitely listening when 26-year-old Lamar called him out in Big Sean's new song, "Control" -- a song that includes the lyrics:

"Who the f**k y’all thought it’s supposed to be?
If Phil Jackson came back, still no coachin’ me
I’m uncoachable, I’m unsociable."

Jackson -- who's no stranger to dealing with egomaniacs (or people named Lamar) ... shot back on Twitter moments ago ... with a message aimed right at Kendrick:

“@kendricklamar it’s okay to be cocky and sure, but we all need somebody to lean on. Let’s just call it mentoring."

Can't argue with zen.

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Urmomma    

So, if you don't like this song, it's because you're old and white? Couldn't be because it's not that great?

436 days ago
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DreamNCrayon    

Lol at idiots who attack entertainers because they don't believe they have college degrees. I don't like most rappers nowadays however I surely don't blame their choice of lyrics on the school they attended. Put the racist and stereotypical comments to rest and grow up already -_-

graduated from St. Johns a year after J.Cole, others who have degrees... 2Chainz (medical degree), Flavor Flav, Ludacris (graduated top 5%), David Banner (business & master of arts in teaching), M.I.A (fine art, film & video), Rah Digga (electrical engineering) just to name a few of many.

Lastly, Kendrick was not calling out Phil jackson, its called a hyperbole. Phil needs to chill out seriously.... smh

436 days ago
18.

DreamNCrayon    

Lol at idiots who attack entertainers because they don't believe they have college degrees. I don't like most rappers nowadays however I surely don't blame their choice of lyrics on the school they attended. Put the racist and stereotypical comments to rest and grow up already -_-

graduated from St. Johns a year after J.Cole, others who have degrees... 2Chainz (medical degree), Flavor Flav, Ludacris (graduated top 5%), David Banner (business & master of arts in teaching), M.I.A (fine art, film & video), Rah Digga (electrical engineering) just to name a few of many.

Lastly, Kendrick was not calling out Phil jackson, its called a hyperbole. Phil needs to chill out seriously.... smh

436 days ago
19.

Googie    

The Zen Master has spoken.

436 days ago
20.

snap    

By the way tmz phil was joking not that you care.

436 days ago
21.

Real one     

Tmz always adds extras

436 days ago
22.

ExtenzvVamp    

Does Phil & KL hav the same PR team?!

436 days ago
23.

Str8edgeSavior    

Lmao @ n iggerz

436 days ago
24.

The_truth_will_set_you_free    

Mr. Jackson needs something more constructive to do because dissecting metaphors (which obviously speak highly of his coaching abilities) and turning them into some "need for a mentor" is not his forte ...

436 days ago
25.

Sweety    

lol, I thought Phil's response was funny, sounds like he doesn't understand rap or the meaning of that verse? lol

435 days ago
26.

Art    

"@kendricklamar it’s okay to be ****y and sure, but we all need somebody to lean on. Let’s just call it mentoring."

Says the typical white male who thinks he knows everything about everything.

NEXT! I'm done with this one.

435 days ago
27.

thedurtyversion    

it is not only phil jackson who blew up Kendrick Lamar. A lot of talented MCs are now awake and plan to take a stab at him. However, I prefer Lupe Fiasco's written response much more than the others. I liked to it on my blog for those to witness.

http://www.thedurtyversion.com/2013/08/14/lupe-fiasco-slr-kendrick-response-audio/

435 days ago
28.

Danielle123    

Lol Kendrick has everybody's panties in a bunch.

435 days ago
29.

kate    

a lot of hate msgs...he must called yall out too?? lmao..I find the ish funny....rappers getting all sensitive in ish...smdh...aye YALL MAD...?? hahaha!!! eff the news,i like the bs comments. makes me laugh o_0

434 days ago
30.

Hip Hop Think Tank    

The old hag as a point lol

http://hiphopthinktank.ca

431 days ago
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