In what was touted during every commercial break by L.L. Cool J as being a “controversial” performance, after patiently waiting through the Grammy Awards on Monday night, Kendrick Lamar gave us pure unapologetic blackness.
Even after watching his performance 5 times, it still sends chills through my body. From his African dancers, to the Africa backdrop that said “Compton,” Lamar proved to everyone why he deserved the 5 Grammys he won, and the Album of the Year he was robbed of.
The reaction to his performance ranged from people calling it the greatest Black History Month performance ever, to of course white people getting all in their feelings and calling it racist.
Of course the latter is expected every time an artist exudes their blackness and their connection to the struggle.