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Celebrities React To Kendrick Lamar’s Performance At The 2016 Grammys


(AllHipHop News) Kendrick Lamar literally set the stage on fire at the 58th annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles. The To Pimp A Butterfly album creator ran through a medley of his recent tracks “The Blacker The Berry” and “Alright” while transitioning between a prison set and a scene featuring African dancers. The performance ended with K. Dot standing in front of a giant map of Africa covered with the word “Compton.”

Many of the Grammy viewers offered their thoughts on the California native’s artistic vision on social media. Some of those people included numerous celebrities. Check out what some of the famous folk had to say about Kendrick Lamar’s show-stealing moment at the Grammys after watching the full performance below.

  • khaosol.com

    Dope

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  • Xxplosive 1

    “The mirror says you are the next American leader
    So don’t be, acceptin new ‘We are the World’ records
    These pickaninnies get with anything to sell records
    Cause it’s trendy to be the conscious MC
    But next year, who knows what we’ll see?
    Ha-Ha, these are our heroes”

  • A king in his own right, he definitely represented the current state of affairs

  • Markus

    Bun B,Trevor Noah and Damon Wayans Jr ‘s tweets were the ones that stood out to me. Dude was in front of the music community and the world and showed them what hip-hop is supposed to be beyond the twerking,weed,moneystacks on the shoulder and whatever else the unsigned artists coming up feel they need to fascinate audiences to listen to what they have to offer. Kendrick did make white people uncomfortable because they didn’t get it and they like their rappers to be coons. But he also made black people scratch their heads as well for the same reasons. Signs of a true artist.

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  • Scott Yu

    so what. black people will forget about this and continue twerking

    • Q.

      ^^^ TROLLS COME RUNNIN’ ^^^

    • RapItUp

      And white people will continue to do whatever we do, and take credit for it.. I suppose you can’t take credit for black power.. Lol so that annoys you

    • Savimbi

      And Scott yu will continue to be a black wanna be by frequenting hip hop blogs, cuz country western ain’t hip enough. Funny how you cave monkeys love black culture/entertainment until black issues are being raised.

    • Tanman01

      There’s more white broads TRYING to twerk than anybody else.

  • Q.

    The People have spoken… Kendrick’s making HISTORY, while these biscuit-heads out here bullsh!ttin’. Kanye, take notes!

    TRUTH > EVERYTHING

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  • Darknezz

    Is he legendary now? I’m just asking. Anymore proof needed? The dude is genuine without the thug and twerking mentality currently dominating hip-hop.

    • Tall Shon or T.S

      I agree..

    • ursocalledgod

      no one is legendary after two fuccing albums come on dude. smh legendary status comes with LONGEVITY. lets wait and see…

    • THE ALMIGHTY MIKEY ESCO!!!

      DUDE IS SO OVERRATED..I DON’T SEE WHAT ALL THE HYPE IS ABOUT!!! HES OK AT THE MOST!!! FK YO FEELINGS!!!

    • Tanman01

      Yes he’s had two good (or great) albums but I think we should let the man gain his footing before jumping out the window with wild claims.

  • I just truly believe that if you’re a rapper and you’re out here making sing-song/fake drug kingpin music, this sh*t should embarrass the sh-t outta you. God is moving through Kendrick with this stuff. To Rick Ross, Drake, Kanye West, and any other dude out here chart surfing for dollars, if you put your craft first you can make it without selling out. You are now watching an MC, not a rapper. And he ain’t out here shucking and jiving to get the accolades.

    • SoulFul Epic

      Preach my brother preach! Legendary MC indeed, King Kendrick (fist bump)

  • ursocalledgod

    that’s the true definition of a true hip hop ARTIST. NUFF RESPECT DUE! on the other hand a lot of yall need to chill on calling dude a LEGEND on his second fuccing album. come on now! I know yall desperate for a true hip hop artist that is also in the mainstream but let us not forget Kendrick is not doing anything new or original. its just better than 100 percent of the shyt on the radio and videos. The Roots, Common, Tribe Called quest and quite a few others have been doing this for YEARS and still are with the exception of Tribe. appreciate the brother for who he is and what he brings lets just hold up on the legend talk for a dude with two official albums.

  • ursocalledgod

    I seen a lot of white faces in the audience looking mad shook and confused lmao that’s what ART is supposed to do to people.

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  • Leonard Tarver

    Great performance but I guess Im the only person thats not going to act like he changed his lyrics about the police… I don’t know if white folks own his tongue but something sure is fishy… lol

    • Brindle

      i peeped it. but he got away with saying so much worse… Great show

  • Brindle

    From prison to Compton, Africa… Good shit K. Dot…

  • hoeyuno

    That was dope!!

  • atlantahiphopshop

    There is something wrong with this whole thing. Do you wonder why they “accept” Kendrick “portraying” the angry black guy? Kendrick doesn’t even really connect with black people! This whole thing is backed by big Industry money. It is making the real issues facing black society look generic and simple. The whole jailbird, black eye, trivialized back to Africa schtick always works with “these people.” Kendrick poses no threat. Get it? Outside of that one performance there was a lot of bull$hit going on. Meghan “Waste” Trainer has been out for 2 yrs and won best new artist? Adele was off key (with her wanna be black sounding self) Justin Bieber was off, and I didn’t even know 80% of the mediocre artists that were “honored”. This whole industry is in bed with each other. Are we really this stupid? This was just a compilation of Corporate Goo Goo. A muck of industry gook. A bunch of advertisements and kickbacks and Corporate Payouts followed by payola and commercial programming. Making all of us a fu(king robot.GTFOH

    • Xxplosive 1

      Add to that we had to endure some homo promo song talking about “I got a crush on a girl”…nice observation fam.

      • atlantahiphopshop

        If you walk up to any black, latino or white kid in MOST neighborhoods and ask them who they like, they will say Future, Fetty Wop, Yo Gotti etc. ALL YEAR LONG they are programmed THIS music and when the Grammy’s come out, THEIR favorite rapper(by radio default) isn’t even considered or even thought of. This is polarized mass marketing at it’s best. Not racial, financial. lower class vs. The Money. Money is still, and always will be, the root of all things, including evil.

      • KHova73

        I get where you’re going fam, but sometimes you just have to give credit where credit’s due! The young bruh is using his platform to bring to light for some not in the know some really pertinent issues. The Grammy’s are what they are, but for some folk living under a rock, he just made some things that they aren’t privy to very evident. I’m reading posts from the Huff Post from middle aged Caucasian woman whom were genuinely touched by the young brother’s artistry.
        Let’s give credit where credit’s due mane!
        The revolution was televised last night!
        Peace

      • atlantahiphopshop

        Nah. Time will teach you dudes. This is not what you think it is. This is not a good thing. I can hear them now. SMH cooning is cooning, Even if the rapper is talented. Stop the madness and monkeying around. King Coonta

      • gezuscryst

        WHITE TROLL, FIND STORMFRONT .COM

      • Savimbi

        Lmao

    • Oh we’re on some conspiracy sh-t now? While I feel “some” of what you’re saying about The Grammys, please understand that it isn’t, and never has been a true reflection of music. It’s an awards show for profit. That being said, what facet of America doesn’t have profit as the base for its foundation? The country was built on slavery. So your words, while well intentioned, ring hollow as f*ck. Our whole society is a fake ass Grammy Awards show. That doesn’t mean that people shouldn’t find pleasure and joy where they can. Props to Kendrick. I won’t take anything away from him. Because unlike Drake, Kanye, Ross, Fetty, and numerous others, he more than put forth the effort to break through the whiteness of everyday living. And that’s more than me, you and any other cynical motherf*cker on this thread could do with pure words.

      • atlantahiphopshop

        What conspiracy? I don’t do “conspiracy”. This is obviously too much for you to comprehend. I don’t have to defend the obvious. Your points are mute to me.

      • Almost everybody on this thread is shutting your sh*t down. So maybe it’s YOU who doesn’t get it.

      • atlantahiphopshop

        Lies. Look I gave some wiggle room. I could have just called him out for cooning, period. All that shucking and jiving bs is in the way. Get your mind right. YOU are disconnected. When a pack of lies have been neatly presented over a course of time, truth looks ignorant.

      • Black Adam

        What lies? Explain yourself.

      • atlantahiphopshop

        Listen. All this BS Black in both of your names and all that is suspicious to me. i.e Black Adam, Black Jay Supreme–Yeah Right, who black does that?. I just entertained your insanity for a minute. Personally, I don’t think you are black at all. Real blacks know the problem with this $hit. Stop cooning.

      • gezuscryst

        STOP WHITE TROLLING.

      • atlantahiphopshop

        You silly whore. Ive been on this site since it began. EVERYONE knows me on this MF. And furthermore, how are you going to call me out on something I invented? I coined that whole phrase you are using boy! DO I need to unlock my account so you can go back 7 yrs and look? FOH You reachin homey. Stay in your lane ho. Im the blackest MF on here. Your worse nightmare coon.

      • Scared White guy alert!!! Scared White guy alert!!! Dumb b*tch is scared of a name. 😂😂😂 You want to know about aliases using “Black”? Black Thought, Black Milk, Black Rob… I could go on but why? You’re probably a white dude name Wilford hiding behind your “colored” screen moniker, trying to deny the fact that you d*ck ride on Black culture while trying to keep that sh*t hidden from your Ivy League Fox News watching parents. 😂😂😂

      • Black Adam

        Black is the most synonyms word with God that you can find. You no intellect having ass clown. Go do the knowledge on that.

    • Black Adam

      Wrong on all fronts on your statements on Kendrick. Kendrick doesnt connect with black ppl? The F! are you smoking? This Negras songs have been chanted at black marches across the country B. Miss me with that they all in the same gang bullshit. Dude has always connected with his people and it hasnt stopped nor does it look like it will.

      As far as the rest of your comments, I have nothing to say on because I do not watch the whack ass grammys.

      • atlantahiphopshop

        Artistic? Somewhat. Authentically entertaining? Of course. Representing the struggle? Nah. He should just stick to rapping and leave the messages to the Avant Garde.

        This is obviously too much for you to comprehend. I don’t have to defend the obvious.

      • Black Adam

        His music has ALWAYS had a message. Maybe you just werent listening. That is the only conclusion we can discern from your comments . If so, please do me a favor and go listen to the intro the Overly Dedicated mixtape by Kendrick years back. After that go Section 80’s entire project. Then come back and talk to me.

      • atlantahiphopshop

        A message that has been used for the last 100 yrs.! A surefire message that has always delighted the commonwealth. That same ol’ song that we all know so well… This is obviously too much for you to comprehend. I don’t have to defend the obvious. If impact was what was intended, it missed it’s mark. Rhetoric is the problem. Ranting rhetoric. They like that.

      • Black Adam

        So you think youve found some magic key to society the rest of us cant see? lol silly fool. Its the same all song because thats exactly wtf is going on in this country! The same old shit we been fighting is the same all shit we are fighting today. White Supremacy and the racist system it has set up. It is a war being fought on all fronts and repetition of past struggles that mirror today’s struggles help to keep the focus on the goal line. Kendrick ,Cole and others put their twist on it. They are musicians not full time activist. They are doing what they are supposed to do. Shine a light on society and speak on issues affecting not only their communities but the world at large. Just like the media is supposed to do but has abandoned the truth and the plight of the people for money and ratings. We peep game bruh. Commonwealth lol

      • atlantahiphopshop

        Look man, he is soft on real issues. He basically blames the victim in his confused rants. It’s my job to balance out this bull$hit you fools are selling. The struggle does not look like this at all. There is a MAJOR disconnect between your generation and reality.

      • Black Adam

        I have no idea what you’re talking about atl. Im an 80’s baby early 80’s and yes the struggle does look like that. Tell me what are the incarceration rates of black males are in this country?

      • atlantahiphopshop

        Son, black incarceration is a product of oppression. The war on drugs is a major contributor. Instead of monkeying around for a room full of money, how about seeing yourself as a King, stripped of all of your power. We have been taught that our struggle is entertaining. Are you entertained? Would you like to see another slave movie with our black mothers being raped win another award? Why do we identify with such a negative image of ourselves? Are there no other races of people incarcerated? Why not them? What message do you think was received? Not the message intended is the problem. In your mind, was one thing, In someone else’s mind is a whole ‘nother can o’ worms.

      • Black Adam

        Uh no ones your Son atl and thats the point. Incarceration is part of our oppression. It is one segment of our history and current predicament. I dont care what others may think. I bet you they know its the truth!

        It needs to be spoken on as well as many other plights we face and yes we need tons more positive images as well. If you were to listen to the mans music you would see he brings raw positive energy as well as the pain he and others go through. I dont see the problem with voicing a struggle on any platform as long as its truth full and taste full. Have you never been to a play or of the such? This how blacks and other races have always told their plight on a theatrical level. Its one form of expression like many others.

      • atlantahiphopshop

        I know the guys music. Its my job yo. You guys are too stan to see the point. Carry on.

      • gezuscryst

        Hes a white troll. You are wasting your time. He likes this!

      • Black Adam

        Youre probably right. He makes no sense.

    • Savimbi

      Yea you wrong son!!!! How is he not connecting w/ black folks when blm and other African American groups have been chanting “Alright” during their marches. Take several seats. Kdot been about it since section 80 and his emphasis on the matters is what got him where he is today.

      • atlantahiphopshop

        What does chanting a generic tune have to do with his schtick, and or this performance? You fools fail to see the correlation between image and reality. As the eyes see, the eyes believe. To have the idea, or to follow the idea of shackles and monkey walking is not good my son. Take control of yourself! Refurbish your image. They have turned your historic plights into Vaudeville entertainment. Generic discourse.

      • gezuscryst

        Only thing Generic is you, dude. Sound like a white troll with that bs.

      • Savimbi

        I only stated that because you insinuated that Kdot music did not reach black folks which is totally false

  • STEPH

    This is Hip Hop

  • RapItUp

    Lol reading some MSN article about Adele’s tech. issues during her performance. Some older white lady goes, in retort to another poster- “Why don’t you go listen to ‘Pimping A Butterfly?’ Lol it’s funny how somebody that’s been on this planet for so long (at least 50, I’m guessing from the pic) can still judge a book by its cover(/name) and be so ignorant to what that album represented. Since Kendrick scooped up a # of Grammies, I know more white folks will pick his album up and hear his message.

  • thegoldenchild

    Aye mane…. Dude got a total of 6 Grammys on his SECOND album… that is some legendary shit if you ask me. Only other person who has done that was Jigga. Look where Jigga at now.. Look this dude will be here for a LOOOOOOONG time, get used to MUSIC WITH A SUBSTANCE. ANYBODY can make trap music… club music.. but can a lot of rappers make music with substance? Not a lot from what I hear today. Ppl want simple shit and, cuz it is a lot of simple minded ppl out here… To say K Dot is hype.. i promise you know nothing bout music

  • Jack

    Trevor Noah’s tweet hit the nail on the head…Kendrick’s music is like what Kanye’s wishes and thinks his is

  • 76tarabytes

    hahahaha kendrick lamar is what kanye would have been if the kardashians hadn’t gotten to him.

  • atlantahiphopshop

    What I am afraid of is the end game. When the $hit hits the fan, are you still a fan? No more cuffs and slavery images from us.

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