Kendrick Lamar’s powerful yet controversial performance at the 58th Annual Grammy Awards was the most talked about among his celebrity peers.
No one knew what to expect when The Compton lyricist took the stage at the Staples Center in Los Angeles on Sunday.
Kendrick Lamar are his supporting acts were clad in prison attire with their hands shackle in chains. He then head right into his powerful single “The Blacker the Berry” which is also featured on his classic album To Pimp a Butterfly which won him a Grammy for Best Rap Album. Would have been epic if Assassin aka Agent Sasco had took the stage.
Several Celebrities react to K-Dot’s performance including Justin Timberlake, Katy Perry, Pharrell Williams and Busta Rhymes.
@kendricklamar THAT WAS SO POWERFUL.
— KATY PERRY (@katyperry) February 16, 2016
— SWIZZ BEATZ (@THEREALSWIZZZ) February 16, 2016
I had to charge my phone so I am late but @kendricklamar !!!!!!!!!!!! WOW.
— Justin Timberlake (@jtimberlake) February 16, 2016
— Busta Rhymes (@BustaRhymes) February 16, 2016
— Pharrell Williams (@Pharrell) February 16, 2016
— Taraji P. Henson (@TherealTaraji) February 16, 2016
— Kobe Bryant (@kobebryant) February 16, 2016
Kendrick Lamar went on to win five Grammys out of the 11 nominations that he received.
Watch the full video of Kendrick Lamar performance at the 2016 Grammys below.