Politically charged performance steals the show.
So Taylor won a few Grammy’s. Moving swiftly on (pun intended), it was Kendrick Lamar who was without doubt the star of the show on the night. After what was largely a 2 hour bore-fest, K-Dot, who himself won four Grammy’s, burst onto the stage to perform Alright and The Blacker the Berry back to back, with a politically charged performance that set the internet on fire.
Appearing on the stage shackled and in chains, his rendition of The Blacker the Berry was used as a platform to attack the prison-industrial complex in the USA, and highlight the negative impact it has on African Americans.
He followed up The Blacker the Berry with an equally powerful performance of Alright, with African imagery dominating and joined by drummers and in from of a bonfire the size of an average three bed semi. He finished his performance by standing in front of an image of Africa labelled ‘Compton’.
Powerful stuff from King Kendrick, reminding us all why he is the King of Rap.