By Rob Markman
Who wouldn’t want to star in the most critically-acclaimed short film of 2012? Okay, so Kendrick Lamar’s good kid, m.A.A.d city wasn’t exactly a film, but K-Dot’s debut LP was the most cinematic piece of work hip-hop’s seen in year.
Not only has the album made Kendrick into a star, fans have flocked to GKMC’s colorful cast of characters, especially the story’s femme fatale Sherane. But given K-Dot’s ill depiction of the girl who got him jumped by a crew of overzealous gang bangers, you’d think Sherane would be offended right? Well, think again.
“It’s funny because it’s a weird thing when I go back to the neighborhood and the homeys know who I’m talking about. It be a big joke, and I’ve been hearing things that she’s more excited and surprised that I put her in the song more than anything,” Kendrick told MTV News on Saturday in New York. “That’s the funny part about it. It’s all love though. I ain’t got no ill will.”
Of course Sherane isn’t her real name, but Lamar insists that she is very real. In the recently released music video for his “Backseat Freestyle” a Sherane stand in shakes her rear while Kendrick stands close by. The video didn’t feature the actual Sherane, but the model in the clip bears a strong resemblance to Lamar’s childhood crush. “Nah, that wasn’t the real Sherane,” he confirmed while laughing. “But it was a great, great imaginary — clone of Sherane for sure.”
Should the real life Sherane be upset at Kendrick Lamar’s good kid, m.A.A.d city storyline? Let us know in the comments!