Via MTV News:
“Sometimes you have the trends that’s not that cool,” Kendrick explained to MTV News correspondent Sway Calloway when they sat down for a one-on-one after he came off stage at this weekend’s Hangout Festival in Gulf Shores, Alabama. “You may have certain artists portraying these trends and don’t really have that lifestyle and then it gives off the wrong thing. And it becomes kinda corny after a while,” he continued without pointing the finger at any artist in particular. “When everybody consciously now uses this term or this phrase and putting it in lyrics, it waters the culture down,” he added of the Molly trend. “So it’s really just time to move on.” Kendrick’s individuality and tremendous sense of self are parts of the reason that he is a popular as he is today. His “Swimming Pools (Drank)” single warns of the dangers of alcoholism and on his critically acclaimed good kid, m.A.A.d. city, he raps about a bad experience with marijuana and explains why he doesn’t use the drug today. “It’s really about keeping hip-hop original and pushing away the corniness in it,” K.Dot said.