Kendrick Lamar has responded to speculation that he is preparing to release a "companion album" to follow his new record DAMN.
His latest project was released on 14 April (Good Friday) following his standalone track 'The Heart Part 4' and the album's single 'HUMBLE'.
Fans, who were sent into a frenzy by teasing comments on social media from producer Sounwave, thought that the Compton rapper may have been planning to drop a second album the Sunday after DAMN. was released.
Lamar himself has since taken to social media to state that he will not be releasing any more solo work for the time being.
"KenFolk. ThankU 4 the desire of always anticipating new music of my own," he wrote on Twitter. "None is coming. My work will be in our future TDE dates tho."
KenFolk. ThankU 4 the desire of always anticipating new music of my own. None is coming. My work will be in our future TDE dates tho. 💯#DAMN— Kendrick Lamar (@kendricklamar) April 21, 2017
Lamar gave his first on-camera interview about DAMN. to Beats 1 with Zane Lowe at Coachella festival, where he explained how this latest work focuses more on the self than social or political goings-on in the outside world.
"We're not focusing on him [Donald Trump]," he said. "What's going on now, we're focusing on self.
"You see real different nationalities and cultures are coming together and actually standing up for themselves and I think that's a pure reflection of this record prior to this even happening prior to even coming out.
Kendrick Lamar - DNA.
"We say okay we can’t control—now we see we can control what’s going on out there.
"It was a whole ‘nother power that be so what we can now is we can start coming together and figuring out our own problems and home solutions. You know I think, I believe, I know, this is what this album reflects."