Kendrick Lamar Performs a Politically Charged Performance With U2 and Dave Chapelle for the 60th Annual Grammy Awards
If you are a musician, performing for the Grammys is quite an honor and a moment that one truly desires to be at least memorable, if not iconic. It’s the moment when you leave your mark on the stage that musical legends have graced. Kendrick Lamar surely lived up to the challenge and and the hype this year, winning 5 Grammys for the 60th Annual Grammy Awards.
With poignancy, passion and a combustion of venomous lyrics, beginning with “XXX”, Lamar performed with an epic cameo from Dave Chapelle, who also took a Grammy home last night. Chapelle contributed to the “… Satire by Kendrick Lamar,” saying, “Hi, I’m Dave Chappelle. And I just wanted to remind the audience that the only thing more frightening than watching a black man be honest in America is being an honest black man in America. Sorry for the interruption.”
Perfect for the racially and politically charged times that we all find ourselves in, I salute Lamar for laying claim to his creative narrative and sharing his voice with the world in his own style – with freedom and empowering conviction. The courage as an Artist that it takes to carry this particular baton, is what pushes culture and humanity forward.
Bringing U2 along for the ride with a backdrop of an American Flag coupled with Lamar’s simple, yet impactful militaristic wardrobe, check out Lamar’s high-octane performance.
💜Love & Light☀,
CRISTEN M. MILLS