WATCH: Kendrick Lamar gets political on Grammys

More and more artists jump aboard and speak up for important issues. Beyonce’s social and political commentary on Super Bowl isn’t the only one of its kind recently. Kendrick Lamar joined activist club with his stunning, politically charged performance at the Grammy Awards 2016.

The rapper is said to gain the most attention and create the show of the night, giving everyone shivers.

Kendrick started his performance with The Blacker The Berry, walking out dressed up as prisoner as part of chain gang with the rest of his band locked up in prison cells. The artist continued with the winning rap tune Alright performed with a huge bonfire in the background, joined by dancers and drummers in African costumes and body paint. He followed up with a new, never-before-heard song talking more and more about racial inequality making clear references to the Black Lives Matter movement, ending the his show with the word Compton over an image of Africa.

Verse Situation is heavy, I got the prunes, on February twenty sixth I lost my life too refers and honours one of the icons of Black Lives Matter movement, Trayvon Martin, 17-year-old boy, who was fatally shot by  neighbourhood watch co-ordinator, George Zimmerman, in 2012.

Lamar’s performance thrilled almost 25 million people all over the world. The artist has met with huge praise and a lot of support. The Internet touched by his show made his name as a trending tag on Twitter for two days.

He even got a shoutout from White House Twitter account.

With his activist messages, Kendrick Lamar finally won Best Rap Performance for Alright, Rap Song for Alright, Best Rap/Sung Collaboration for These Walls, Best Music Video with Taylor Swift for Bad Blood and Best Rap Album for To Pimp a Butterfly.


Natalia Kaluza

Watch Lamar’s activist performance below:

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