It’s not officially a comeback until he hits the stage. On Sunday evening, Kendrick Lamar closed out the Glastonbury 2022 festival in Pilton, Somerset, England. The rapper — who was supposed to perform at the festival in 2020 but was delayed due to COVID-19 — performed songs from his new album Mr. Morale & The Big Steppers.
Kendrick did standout songs like “N95 ” and “Silent Hill.”The rapper closed his performance by doing “Savior,” where he publicly responded to Roe V. Wade being overturned.
At the end, the rapper started yelling “Godspeed for women’s rights; they judge you, they judge Christ!” while blood started coming down his face. The blood was coming from a diamond-encrusted crown of thorns. According to Vogue, the crown is a collaboration between Kendrick, Dave Free and the jeweler Tiffany & Co.
Vogue goes on to write:
“Designed over the course of 10 months, the headpiece features 8,000 cobblestone micro pavé diamonds totalling more than 137 carats, and weighs around 200g. It required more than 1,300 hours of work by four craftsmen to handset the diamonds.”
Watch some highlights below.
This is the second time Kendrick has performed songs from his latest album. Last week, the rapper attended the Louis Vuitton Men’s Spring/Summer 2023 collection show where he also performed in tribute to Virgil Abloh. While seated next to Naomi Campbell and his pgLang co-founder Dave Free, Lamar rapped selections from his new album Mr. Morale & the Big Steppers, including “Savior,” “Rich Spirit,” and “Count Me Out” before ending with “N95.”
Next month, Kendrick will kick off the ‘The Big Steppers Tour’ with support from fellow pgLang artists Baby Keem and Tanna Leone. The tour will start off at Oklahoma City’s Paycom Center on July 19th.
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