Former Auburn football WR takes shot at Kendrick Lamar during his 'Pop Out' show

Former Auburn football WR Anthony Schwartz appears to be a Drake fan
Former Auburn football WR Anthony Schwartz appears to be a Drake fan / Dave Creaney/For Austin

Former Auburn football WR Anthony Schwartz took a shot at Kendrick Lamar and his fans during the rapper's "Pop Out -- Ken & Friends" concert in Los Angeles on June 19 in celebration of the Juneteenth national holiday.

"The fake activist really got y'all in a chokehold huh," Schwartz posted on X with two accompanying laughing-face emojis.

The "fake activist" line is a reference to Drake's song "Family Matters." The Toronto-based star accused Kendrick of being two-faced in his raps, while "Kdot" fired back far more sinister allegations towards Drake that isn't exactly fit to print here.

While ex-Auburn football WR Anthony Schwartz supported Drake on X, many athletes showed up to support Kendrick Lamar at 'Pop Out' concert

Lamar had several athletes present at his show, including LeBron James, James Harden, DeMar DeRozan and Russell Westbrook; three of whom are from the L.A. area and the other (LeBron) a current star for the Los Angeles Lakers. Notably, James is a friend of Drake's, though it's unclear if that's still the case after his appearance at the "Pop Out."

James wasn't the only friend of Drake's to join the festivities. Rapper YG, who Drake specifically shouted out in "Family Matters." He was joined by Roddy Ricch, Mustard, Tyler, The Creator, Youngboy Never Broke Again, Ty Dolla $ign, Big Sean, Kid Ink, Chris Brown, 2Chainz, and Tyga, among others.

It's not exactly fashionable to rock with Drizzy at this very moment, but that didn't stop Schwartz from voicing his support. Doing so, as one can imagine, garnered plenty of trolling in the comments for his stint with the Cleveland Browns, but that's life on social media in 2024 commenting on a generational rap beef like this one.

It was a brave move, if nothing else, to support a rapper whose PR has taken hit after hit in recent months.