LeBron James, Hit-Boy, Denzel Curry, and More React to Kendrick Lamar's "The Heart Part 5"

Fresh off the release of Kendrick Lamar's new single and video "The Heart Part 5," reactions to the new track have been overwhelmingly positive.

Kendrick Lamar performs at Lollapalooza Buenos Aires

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Kendrick Lamar performs at Lollapalooza Buenos Aires

Ahead of the release of his forthcoming fifth studio album, Mr. Morale & The Big SteppersKendrick Lamar made his triumphant return Sunday night with a music video for his new single “The Heart Part 5.”

The latest installment in the Compton rapper’s “The Heart” song series, the new track samples Marvin Gaye’s classic 1976 song “I Want You,” and sees Lamar morph into several pop culture figures, including O.J. Simpson, Will Smith, Jussie Smollett, Kobe Bryant, Kanye West, and Nipsey Hussle.

The Heart Part 5 https://t.co/DlnQO2g5nw

— Kendrick Lamar (@kendricklamar) May 9, 2022

Fresh off the release of Kendrick’s new single and video, reactions to the song have been overwhelmingly positive, as rappers and celebrities alike took to social media late Sunday night to hail the return of King Kendrick.

LeBron reacted to “The Heart Part 5” by tweeting “OMFG!!!!!!!!” alongside several mind blown emojis.

Denzel Curry chimed in by saying he needs to step his game up, writing, “I just finished this new Kendrick Video. Bruh…I gotta step my game up n****s is built different.”

Meanwhile, Hit-Boy praised song’s third verse, which sees Kendrick rapping from the perspective of the late Nipsey Hussle.

“I seen the pain in your pupil when that trigger had squeezed,” K-Dot spits. “And though you did me gruesome, I was surely relieved. I completed my mission, wasn’t ready to leave. But fulfilled my days, my Creator was pleased.”

“I can’t stop playing this nip part back @kendricklamar heavy,” Hit-Boy wrote.

Scroll down to see some of the reactions to Kendrick’s “The Heart Part 5.”

OMFG!!!!!!!! 🤯🤯🤯🤯🤯🤯 https://t.co/7cAyX6KuXs

— LeBron James (@KingJames) May 9, 2022

i can’t stop playing this nip part back @kendricklamar heavy

— Hit-Boy (@Hit_Boy) May 9, 2022

I just finished this new Kendrick Video


— Denzel Curry (@denzelcurry) May 9, 2022

I gotta step my game up niggas is built


— Denzel Curry (@denzelcurry) May 9, 2022

And get that Kendrick song too…

RIP NIP 🙏🏾https://t.co/SyICwBN5QZ

— “DRILL MUSIC IN ZION” Out Now! (@LupeFiasco) May 9, 2022

this nigga kendrick, wow

— Aminé (@heyamine) May 9, 2022

Kendrick that was a masterpiece, I don’t think the tweet does justice

— NLE Choppa (@Nlechoppa1) May 9, 2022

Ain’t nobody harder then @kendricklamar he gave yall five years yall still couldn’t come with it now it’s game time the bar has been raised once again

— P WORTHY (@jayworthy142) May 9, 2022

Wow. This new Kendrick is impeccable.

— charlton (@thekidlaroi) May 9, 2022

Kendrick 🤯🤯🤯🤯🤯🤯

— SANTIAGO (@russdiemon) May 9, 2022

Kendrick Lamar is the goat

— G Perico (@BGPerico) May 9, 2022

we really get to witness kendrick in real time

— jazz cartier (@JazzCartier) May 9, 2022

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