Kendrick Lamar is currently touring as part of his Kunta’s Groove Sessions tour, performing his highly acclaimed album, To Pimp A Butterfly. The intimate dates have proved to be a big hit with fans, and Kendrick has been very appreciative of them to judging by a recent video of a speech he gave during one of the shows. “I ain’t been this intimate in a long time,” said Kendrick during the show, after shouting out his day one fans.
During his passionate speech over a delightfully smooth interlude by his backing band Wesley Theory, in which he addressed his fans directly, Kendrick said that “making this motherfucking album was therapy. Not only for you, but for me.” He insisted, after mentioning how his life changed immensely after the release of m.A.A.d City, that “This shit belongs to you and only you.”
“Some shit that y’all can feel whether you insecure, vulnerable, mad, happy, angry, sad. You pop this motherfucking tape in, and you love and you live this shit.” Accompanied by a respectful crowd cheering at all the right moments, Kendrick gifted his fans with an inspiring and memorable speech. Despite his ever-growing stature as an artist, it’s impressive that Kendrick has kept his relationship with his fans so personal. Watch the entire speech above.