Kendrick Lamar Shouts Out Young Fan Also Named Kendrick, Gifts Him Inspirational Note

A younger live performance attendee simply obtained the shoutout of a lifetime at a current Kendrick Lamar present.

Throughout a efficiency on Sunday, Lamar shared an endearing second with a younger fan — additionally named Kendrick — throughout his set at a Massive Steppers Tour cease at Detroit’s Little Caesars Area.

In footage that’s since gone viral, a 9-year-old concertgoer with an indication studying “My name is Kendrick. This is my 1st concert. Can We Take a Pic” caught the rapper’s consideration.

Lamar spoke uplifting phrases to the kid from the stage, telling him to “respect and honor” his mother and father.

“Always honor them, man,” the Grammy-winning artist mentioned. “They brung you to your first concert. Always respect and honor them.”

“You will forever be great. You’re great right now. You can do whatever you wanna put your mind to, you know it? You understand that?” Lamar added. “Little Kendrick, do what you wanna do in life.”

The kid’s father, David Stewart, later gushed in regards to the expertise on social media, sharing a clip of Lamar’s speech on Instagram.

“I was hoping for a picture but this was a million times better! @kendricklamar gave my son a speech,” Stewart wrote within the caption.

After the set, Lamar despatched the child dwelling with a observe that he wrote on the again of his signal. “Young Kendrick. Thank you for coming,” it learn. “I’m glad we got to exchange energy. You are special.”

Lamar added, “Continue to manifest the great energy you possess!!! See you next time!!! Luv!!!”

Two days after the efficiency, younger Kendrick’s father defined on his Instagram Story how the interplay with Lamar was a full-circle second.

“I named my son after Kendrick 9 years ago. I was at a Kendrick Lamar concert the moment my son was born!! And for that moment to take place is definitely amazing that the universe came back full circle like that!” Stewart mentioned.

Final month, Lamar turned the middle of one other viral second when a clip emerged from his tour displaying a safety guard being dropped at tears by his reside efficiency of 2017’s “DAMN” tune “Love.”

In an interview with Jazzy’s World TV, Lamar mentioned he’d seen the viral clip and defined that he needed his music to carry out optimistic feelings in folks.

“It’s really just about the feeling of it at the end of the day,” Lamar mentioned. “Past all the politics, past all the numbers. It’s what music makes you feel, how it makes you feel.”

In a shout-out to the safety guard, he added: “I was like, man, I wonder what he going through? But at the end of the day, that’s how you want everybody to perceive your music.”