- 29 Jan 18
Kendrick Lamar opened the Grammys with a powerful message about racism in America, with help from U2 and comedian Dave Chappelle.
Backed by an image of the American flag and surrounded by marchers in ski masks and fatigues, Compton superstar Kendrick Lamar opened the Grammys with a bang, rapping 'XXX' from his latest album DAMN.
Midway through, U2’s Bono and the Edge walked on-stage to provide the refrain chorus shared by “XXX” and by the Songs of Experience track 'American Soul'. Lamar then sang portion of his single 'DNA', with an interlude by Dave Chappelle.
In the second part of his performance, Lamar blazed through his feature in Rich the Kid's 'New Freezer', as well as delivering his verse from Jay Rock’s 'King’s Dead', as the dancers around him, clothed in red, fell to the ground one by one as gunshots sounded.
Kendrick Lamar won four Grammys at the Awards last night, including Best Rap Album, Best Rap Song, Best Rap Performance and Best Rap/Sung Collaboration (with Rihanna).
Watch Kendrick Lamar and U2 perform below:
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