DURING HEADLINING GLASTONBURY SET, KENDRICK LAMAR MAKES A STRONG CALL FOR WOMEN'S RIGHTS


Southampton, England - On Sunday night, Kendrick Lamar gave an electrifying performance as the festival's last act (June 26). 

The Compton native concluded his headline show by performing "Savior," his "favorite record" from Mr. Morale & The Big Steppers, while donning a glittering crown of throwns in recognition of his ardent Christian faith. 

After the song ended, King Kendrick continued rapping a cappella, delivering an eloquent speech just days after the U.S. Supreme Court controversially overturned Roe v. Wade, depriving women of their constitutional right to an abortion. Blood was streaming down his face from his crown. 

They are judging you and Christ/Godspeed for women's rights, respectively. Kendrick chanted as his voice, energy, and emotions became louder and louder until they were shouting. Mic drop follows. 


A theatrical performance featuring songs from across Kendrick Lamar's celebrated discography—from the fan-favorite anthems of good kid, m.A.A.d city to the strong funk of To Pimp a Butterfly to the stadium-status blockbusters from his Pulitzer Prize–winning DAMN—was topped off with an explosive conclusion. 

Cuts from his most recent album Mr. Morale & The Big Steppers were interspersed throughout; as he informed the Glastonbury audience, "We make sure we're blessed to give y'all some stuff you can feel, and that's the actual reason I wrote Mr. Morale, because everyone's going through something." 

Kendrick is now only the third American rapper to headline the renowned U.K. festival after JAY-Z (2008) and Kanye West thanks to his blood-soaked performance (2015). 

Hip Hop has been buzzing about the Supreme Court's decision to overturn Roe v. Wade on June 24, which sparked indignation and protests from MCs across the board. 

On Sunday, Eminem shared a link to a group called Reproductive Freedom For All while expressing his disappointment on Twitter. The fact that women have fewer rights today than they had a few days ago infuriates him as a father. We are moving backward. This is how you can assist in Michigan. 

Additionally, Lizzo donated $500,000 from her upcoming tour to Planned Parenthood, and Live Nation matched that donation. Megan Thee Stallion encouraged her followers to join the Bans Off Our Bodies movement.


Source: hiphopdx.com

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