Ed Sheeran told The Zach Sang Show:
I heard a very cool story about Eminem and Kendrick Lamar. Eminem heard that Kendrick Lamar was the best rapper and he invited him to the studio to get him on a song.
He arrived and Kendrick came with all his mates and Eminem said, ‘I just want you in the studio, just you on your own. And then my engineer is gonna come in and then record you doing it. But your mates aren’t allowed in.’ Eminem said that he did it to test Kendrick because he thought he had a ghostwriter. He then realised that he didn’t after Kendrick proceeded to write a sick verse.
Eminem has stated his emmense respect for Kendrick, and it’s easy to see why. K. Dot is going to be around for a long time, and it’s great to see one legendary emcee pass the torch to the next!