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Drake praises Kendrick Lamar's "DAMN." sales as good for hip-hop

The two have been adversaries in recent years, but Drizzy gave Kung Fu Kenny props this weekend.

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Drake and Kendrick Lamar have been seen as enemies in recent years, but it appears that the OVO head has nice things to say about K. Dot's recent reign on the charts.

As previously reported by Revolt, Kendrick Lamar's new album DAMN. had higher opening week sales and streams than Drake's latest, More Life. K. Dot pushed 603,000 album equivalent units in his opening week, while Drizzy opened at 505,000 when it dropped in March. In its latest week, Kendrick stayed at no. 1 with another 233,301 copies, while Drake pushed 77,959 copies.

Tidal Editorial Director Elliott Wilson used his Instagram to repost a tweet from @CRS_One that showed the numbers.

HipHopWired reports that Drake commented on the post, saying, "amazing to see our music moving!!!" Drake also liked an Instagram comment by a user who suggested that he, Kendrick and J. Cole collaborate for a song.

Drake and Kendrick have collaborated on songs like "Poetic Justice," Take Care interlude "Buried Alive," and A$AP Rocky's "Fuckin' Problems," and they toured together on Drake's Club Paradise Tour. But there has beef a rift since Kendrick Lamar's verse on "Control," which saw him calling out Drake and other rappers by name to compete with them. The two have traded nameless, subliminal shots ever since, with many thinking that Kendrick was aiming at Drizzy on "HUMBLE." and "ELEMENT." on DAMN.

Does Drake's Instagram activity mean that he's ready to resolve their feud, or is he simply giving Kendrick the undeniable respect that he deserves?

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