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Kid Ink passed on the beat for Kanye West’s “Mercy”

The beat for Kanye West‘s “Mercy” was given to Kid Ink, but he passed on it because of the songs topic; he didn’t own a lambo.

During a 2014 interview with San Francisco radio station KMEL, Kid Ink revealed his decision to pass on the beat saying: “I think the biggest beat I ever slept on was the Kanye ‘Mercy’ beat… I didn’t have a Murcielago, so it didn’t really make sense. I didn’t have a Lambo, so I can’t really rap about this cause the hook was on there,” Kid Ink explained. “I could’ve probably forced some ideas if I thought about it a little harder. I didn’t have any Lambos, so I just felt like I was faking it, rapping about being in a Lambo.”

Watch Kid Ink explain from 5:00

Watch Lifted, the producer of “Mercy” talk about the song.

Kid Ink ended up releasing a Mercy freestyle for DJ Skee a few months after the Kanye in 2012.

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