Jack Harlow Talks Meeting Kendrick Lamar While Buying Pizza With Ed Sheeran


| LAST UPDATE 12/09/2021

By Mahlik Campbell
Jack Harlow
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Weeks after chilling with Drake, Jack Harlow revealed in a new interview with Variety that he met Kendrick Lamar for the first time while grabbing pizza with…Ed Sheeran!

He started, "Ed Sheeran has this pizza spot in Brooklyn, it's a little spot he wanted to take me to. He said it was the best pizza in the world."

Jack claimed when they walked into the pizza place, they saw Kendrick and his cousin and pgLang signee Baby Keem eating together. While Jack had met Keem several times before and was "happy to see him," he was extra excited to finally meet one of his "idols."

He continued, "It was a warm embrace, [Kendrick] showed me a lot of love. I knew he was aware of me because he liked something of mine online before, but it meant a lot to me to finally be able to say I did that. I texted my mom right away."

How'd the 23-year-old know K.Dot was already aware of him? Well, as Jack inferred, Kendrick gave him a rare like on Twitter back in March after Jack posted a clip of him rapping as a teenager alongside his friends. "So this is what it takes for the great ones to recognize my work ?" he later joked.

It's been a life-changing year for Jack, who swiftly moved from an emerging act to one of the hottest names in hip-hop. His debut album 'That's What They All Say' was the fifth most-streamed rap project on Spotify in 2021, eclipsing releases from established artists like Playboi Carti and Tyler, The Creator.

Prior to being crowned Variety's Hitmaker of Tomorrow, Jack also did a red carpet interview where he called on Doja Cat to collaborate. "She's amazing. We'd make a number one [hit] together," he said.

Fans may recall Jack admitting he has a crush on Doja on IG Live. Only a couple of months after releasing "What's Poppin," Jack welcomed Doja Cat to a spicy livestream in March 2020. "People thought we were dating because your man apparently looks like me," he said.

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As Doja exited to fix her wig, Jack dropped a quick "love you," though he sadly didn't get one back.

"Oh man, I've had a crush on her for months," he confessed. (The two haven't chatted publicly since.) If they did deliver a #1 hit, it'd be their second time each conquering the Hot 100.