Kendrick Lamar recently touched on how his life changed at the release of his chart-topping debut,good kid, m.A.A.d city.
Specifically, the “vultures” and “Yes Men” that came after his success.
“Within six months of good kid, m.A.A.d city dropping, the life of what I knew or knew what I was or think I knew, that sh*t changed within six months,” Kendrick said on-stage, during the NYC stop for “King Kunta’s Groove Sessions”. “And you’re going through the vultures of the world telling you you’re great and you’re trying to make yourself believe that, but it’s hard because you’re institutionalized from where you come from.”
Elsewhere, Kendrick praised his fans for supporting To Pimp A Butterfly, which he used to purposely send a message.
“I think this sh*t could live forever,” K. Dot said. “I’m looking at y’alls faces. I got some of the most loyal, dedicated fans in the world and New York is one of them. Don’t mind me I could talk all day. To Pimp A Butterfly. God allowed this mothaf*ckin’ album to soar all the way to the top, with no mothaf*ckin’ commercial success. God allowed this to be top-tier without a radio single.”
Kendrick’s 10-city tour is scheduled to wrap up Tuesday (November 10) in Oakland.