Kendrick Lamar has been very busy for the past few months, relishing his new-found stardom and performing at sold out shows across the world. In the midst of yet another nationwide tour, the Compton emcee took a quick detour, stopping at Mount Pleasant High School in Providence, Rhode Island. K. Dot became the principal of the school for a day as part of the Get Schooled Celebrity Principals for the Day program.
Encouraging students to stay in school, Kendrick said, “Without education you don’t have anything. “My teachers were great positive influences in my life. My middle school English teacher was probably the reason I became a rapper. He used to encourage me to write poetry and would challenge me, which helped me improve my vocabulary and made me enjoy writing.”
The students at Mount Pleasant High School had Kendrick as their principal thanks to winning Get Schooled National Attendance Challenge. Kendrick becomes the third rapper to participate in this program, joining Nicki Minaj and Big Sean.