Kendrick Lamar Praises Colin Kaepernick: 'He Wants to Stand for Something'

Kendrick Lamar praised Colin Kaepernick during an interview at Forbes' Under 30 Summit.

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During an interview for Forbes' Under 30 Summit in Boston, Kendrick Lamar spoke on Colin Kaepernick's current unemployment/blackballing while simultaneously being the latest rapper to offer the ex-Niners signal caller his support.

Kendrick made his remarks when talking about the influence he wishes to have on future generations. "He [Kaepernick] wants to stand for something," Lamar said around the 4:04 mark in the video above. "Simple as that. You don’t look at the moment, whether it’s gonna work or not. No, you look at what the next generation is gonna receive from it."

He also talked about when he knew his rap career would take off and shared advice he received from mentor Dr. Dre. Kendrick also listed a few of his earliest musical influences, including Big Daddy Kane, X Clan, and Afrika Bambaataa. He even said that his dad listened to Kane while driving him home from the hospital for the first time.

"That’s one of the records my pops was playing when I actually came from the hospital, blasting the music, my moms cursing him out all the way to Compton," he said. "They tell that story all the time because they trip out when they see me onstage doing my rapping thing, knowing that the very first day, he was blasting that music."

You can watch Kendrick's full interview below.

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