Kendrick Lamar is throwing out the first pitch at Dodger Stadium on April 27th. The Los Angeles Dodgers confirmed the news on social media. The MLB team acknowledged that they liked the LA Dodgers hat Lamar wore in his “King Kunta” music video. “Really diggin’ that lid, @kendricklamar. See you April 27 for your first pitch,” the Dodgers wrote on Twitter.
Lamar seems to be on top of the world, not only is he throwing out the first pitch at a Dodgers’ game, but he just revealed he’s engaged to his high school sweetheart Whitney Alford. The rapper told Power 105.1’s The Breakfast Club that the engagement accusations were true. “Yeah definitely [the rumors are true]. I’m loyal to the soil. At the end of the day, you want to always have real people around you. Whether male or female,” Lamar told the radio station.
The rapper also just disclosed that he and Prince recorded a song together last year. Lamar told WQHT’s Hot 97 that the collaboration took place when he took part in Prince’s Paisley Park live stream in Minnesota. The two went into the recording studio, but they couldn’t finish the song because of time constraints. Although Lamar and Prince didn’t complete the record, the rapper said the legend gave him a lot of great advice during their time together. Lamar told MTV that he really appreciated the knowledge Prince gave him, and he was told valuable information that he needed to consider in his career.
During his interview with MTV, the Compton rapper stated that the original title for To Pimp a Butterfly was Tu Pimp a Caterpillar. The title was Lamar’s way of paying homage to rapper Tupac Shakur; Tu Pimp a Caterpillar is representative of Tu-P-A-C. Lamar decided to change the title to “butterfly” to show the brightness of life and growth. The rapper used the word “pimp” in order to represent aggression, and it also meant Lamar wasn’t going to be “pimped” by the industry through his celebrity.
In Kendrick Lamar’s new music video for “King Kunta,” the rapper filmed at the same Compton Swap Meet that Tupac Shakur filmed his “California Love” music video. Lamar stated that he wants to influence this generation the same way Tupac Shakur influenced a generation fifteen years ago.
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