Kendrick Lamar earned a Pulitzer Prize for his album Damn in 2017. He highlighted themes of guilt, ambition, devotion, authority, ambition, and discrimination all across the Glastonbury Festival, having to bear the issues of the crowd by reflecting on his own.

With the song “Saviour” of his latest album, Mr. Morale & The Big Steppers, he wrapped up his 90-minute show. In addition to this current political context, the Pulitzer Prize-winning artist stepped in the middle of the stage flanked by his backing performers, and argued for women’s issues.

What is the Glastonbury Festival?

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Glastonbury Festival 2022

Glastonbury is unquestionably the biggest music and performing arts event around the globe. It served as a model for all festivals that followed. Apart from this, the distinction is that Glastonbury offers all the best features of attending an event in one incredible package. Kendrick, without a doubt, had a huge impact on the crowd.  The festival went on from 22 June to 26 June this year.

The show obviously had a lot of concepts, yet did not turn off the viewers. Kendrick’s voice, in contrast to many live rap performances, was restrained and subtle. This enables his lyrics to stand out. In the song Saviour, in which Covid investigates plots, the Black Lives Matter movement, political correctness, and his own personal flaws. In this, he contrasts with his faith in Christ and that is where the album’s climax occurs.

Kendrick Lamar’s Message To The Audience

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Kendrick Lamar On Stage

The supreme court has ruled there is no constitutional right to abortion in the United States, upending the landmark  Roe v Wade case. In addition to this, there are strikes going on around every corner in The USA.

Kendrick Lamar talked about this ongoing issue at the festival. He clearly stood against the ruling given by the Supreme Court Of the USA.

How Did People React To Kendrick’s Performance At Glastonbury Festival?

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Kendrick Lamar

The star cried out, blood streaming down his cheeks from the crown of thorns: “Godspeed for women’s rights. They judge you, they judge Christ”. Not only that but he also kept saying it with more and more vigor. He finally stopped mid-sentence. He went off stage after throwing his mic.

It was a strong way to cap off a theatrical production. This was beyond anything else the event had ever seen. People’s responses to Kendrick Lamar’s performance at the Glastonbury festival were divided. Some found it offensive because the rapper was dressed as Jesus Christ. There were others who complimented him for supporting women’s rights.

This bold move by Kendrick is applauding. Artists like him standing up for basic human rights is much needed. Kendrick is using the art in the best way possible.

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