If you thought Kendrick Lamar’s lead single from his DAMN undertaking, “HUMBLE.” was just for show, you were shamefully wrong.
And after he’s heard the internet’s concerns about the Toyota Camry he gifted his 16-year-old sister for her high school graduation, he’s here to remind you of the chart-topping track’s overreaching message.
Sitting down with hosts on Power 106’s The Cruz Show, Kendrick addressed what shouldn’t have become a controversy in the first place with a bit of humor.
“They had me dying,” he responded. “Man, I was crying laughing. I don’t know what they expected a 16-year-old with no license to get — a Lamborghini?”
Afterward, K-Dot shared even more logic that went behind the car choice for his little sister. Many critics argued that a rap artist of Kendrick’s financial caliber should have been more willing to put her in a luxury whip. But let Kendrick tell it, and there’s far more important things to consider about his sister’s first car.
For beginners, young Kayla Duckworth has to learn how to drive, Kendrick revealed. “And it also teaches her to appreciate the value of things,” he continued. “Jumping in a fast car and possibly hurting herself or not appreciating where we come from.”
K-Dot went on to explain that with such a large age gap between himself and Kayla, she was fortunate enough not to have experienced some of what he and their mother did when he was younger. Now that she has a car of her own, she’ll be guided the right, and safe, way into adulthood.
Serious big brother goals.
See his explanation about his sister's first whip below.
(Photo: Bennett Raglin/Getty Images for 2016 Essence Festival)