Following the release of Lana Del Rey‘s video for her song “National Anthem”, a track from The Kickdrums featuring A$AP Rocky and Lana titled “Ridin” hit the internet. As it turns out, the collaboration that was set to appear on Rocky’s upcoming debut album LongLiveA$AP, isn’t even finished, Rocky used twitter to voice his thoughts on the song releasing before it was time.
“THAT RIDIN SONG WITH ME N LANA IZ NOT OFFICAL, ITS NOT MY REAL LYRICS , THAT WAZ A REFERENCE , THE KICK DRUMS CAN SUCK MY DICK!!!! MY BARZ ARE WACK AF ON THAT SONG BRUH, THAT WAZ A FREESTYLE REFERENCE AND THEY KNOW DAT, FUCK THE KICK DRUMS!!! I CARE ABOUT MY CRAFT TOO MUCH TO GIVE THE PPL GARBAGE LIKE THAT, SMH.”
Shortly after, The Kickdrums also had some things to say about the situation.
“We didn’t leak that “Ridin’” track. I was as surprised to see it on the web as everyone else. Whole thing is weird to me. Song just pops up outta nowhere & theres an official lookin cover and shit. call my manager like “what is this?”..”
The track, “Ridin”, was originally set to be released on The Kickdrums’ Follow The Leaders mixtape back in April, but due to the hype around the track Rocky and his label decided to step in and stop the song from being released to save it for his debut album.