Watch Kendrick Lamar's Show-Stopping, Politically Charged Grammy Performance
Kendrick Lamar didn't win Album of the Year, but he dazzled with a show-stopping performance that shook the normally-staid Grammy Awards.
Entering onto a prison stage set, Lamar performed "The Blacker the Berry" while shackled in chains. The stage then transformed into an African-themed set with a large bonfire to which the Compton rapper performed "Alright," which last year became a rallying anthem for the Black Lives Matter movement. He closed out the set with the debut of a new track and the whole production comes to a halt with the final image being the word "Compton" written on a map of the African continent.
Lamar led the Grammy field with 11 nominations, and took home five, but To Pimp A Butterfly lost the coveted Album of the Year trophy to Taytay. What's a Grammy anyway when you know the President probably thinks it's Album of the Year?