In a recent interview with Hot 97’s TT Torrez, legendary rapper LL Cool J shared his thoughts on the highly publicized feud between Drake and Kendrick Lamar. Despite his admiration for both artists, the 56-year-old rapper believes that Drake made a misstep in choosing to engage in a battle with Kendrick Lamar.

“Kendrick won the battle. I mean, come on. That’s obvious. That’s a no-brainer,” LL Cool J stated. “And listen, I like Drake. I love his music, he’s a cool dude. We don’t know each other but I like his music. I’m happy for him and everything. But, you know, Kendrick… that might have been a bad choice.”

The rap icon is no stranger to feuds himself, having sparred with the likes of Ice-T, Kool Moe Dee, and of course, Canibus—a battle he objectively (and subjectively) lost.

“I respect both of them. It was great for Hip Hop culture, don’t get it twisted. Both of their names will be etched in history because of it.”

LL Cool J’s sentiments echo those he expressed in a previous interview with Bootleg Kev, where he praised both artists for their contributions to the feud. “I thought it was great for Hip Hop,” he said. “I thought it was the right thing. I thought they both did well, they held their own. I thought that Kendrick won, but I thought that Drake, by no means did he embarrass himself or have anything to hold his head down about.”