Hear Kendrick Lamar, Maroon 5 Battle Exes on New Song ‘Don’t Wanna Know’
Compton rapper spends 18 seconds obsessing over ex on band’s new single
Maroon 5Â revealed the secret weapon on new single “Don’t Wanna Know” is rapperÂ Kendrick Lamar. The Compton rapper is heard on a fleeting verse of the new songÂ the band dropped late Tuesday night.
The breezy, Benny Blanco-produced track features Adam Levine dealing with his jealousy after having a former flame’s love life shoved in his face on social media and the press. “I don’t wanna know, know, know/ Who’s taking you home, home, home/ I’m loving you so, so, so/ The way I used to love you,” Levine sings. The song pushes Maroon 5 toward the electronic pop sound they’ve been experimenting with in recent years, as evidenced by the group’s 2015 V bonus track “This Summer’s Gonna Hurt.”
Lamar’s verse also deals with being envious of an ex’s social media presence. No more ‘please stop’/ No more hashtag #BoodUp screenshots/ No more tryin’ make me jealous on your birthday,” Lamar raps during his 18-second cameo. “Matter fact, never mind, we’ll let the past be/ May be his right now, but your body’s still me.”
The music video for “Don’t Wanna Know” premieres this Friday onÂ Today.Â Maroon 5 are also scheduled to give the track its television debut on a November 3rd episode of Ellen.