Kendrick Lamar Wants All The Grammys

Kendrick Lamar Wants All The Grammys

K Dot details his plans for the awards ceremony.

Published February 4, 2016

Kendrick Lamar is in a position to make hip hop music history at The Grammys this year as he was nominated for 11 awards including ones for Album of the Year, Song of the Year and Best Rap Album.

He also covered Billboard’s February issue and during his discussion with the magazine he put his normal humbleness to the side and understandably noted that he wants all the recognition for his hard work.

"I want to win them all," he said when asked about his Grammy nods. “It’s bigger than me. When we think about the Grammys, only Lauryn Hill and Outkast have won album of the year. This would be big for hip hop culture at large.”

Also during the interview K Dot talked about his recent visit with President Obama at the White House and how it was a big step forward for not only hip hop but anyone who looks up to him.

“The way people look at me these days – that’s the same way I looked at President Obama before I met him,” he explained. “We tend to forget that people who’ve attained a certain position are human. When [the president] said to my face what his favorite record was – I understood that, no matter how high-ranking you get in this world, you’re human… No matter how high the pedestal you reach, we all still like a beat,” he continued. “Even the president has got to hear that snare drum.”  

The 58th Annual Grammy Awards will be televised Monday, February 15. Along with being nominated, Kendrick Lamar is also slated to perform at the ceremony as well. Watch a snippet of Billboard’s interview below and read the full story here. is your No. 1 source for Black celebrity news, photos, exclusive videos and all the latest in the world of hip hop and R&B music.

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Written by Paul Meara


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