After a two year delay, Kendrick Lamar headlined the final night of Glastonbury 2022. The rapper was initially slated to perform at the 2020 festival, but it was delayed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Earlier today (June 26), Kendrick took the stage at Worthy Farm in Somerset, England to perform “N95,” “Silent Hill,” and more with dancers doing detailed choreography. He closed the set with a powerful performance of “Savior,” where he repeatedly yelled, “Godspeed for women’s rights; they judge you, they judge Christ!” while blood poured down his face from a diamond-encrusted crown of thorns. Watch clips from Kendrick’s headlining set below.
Kendrick Lamar returned last month with Mr. Morale & The Big Steppers, his first studio album since 2017’s Pulitzer Prize–winning Damn. The new LP features a slew of notable collaborators, such as Portishead’s Beth Gibbons, Summer Walker, Ghostface Killah, Thundercat, Baby Keem, Sampha, and others. Shortly after its release, the record climbed to No. 1 on the Billboard 200 albums chart, marking Lamar’s fourth No. 1 LP.
Lamar kicks off a tour behind his new album next month. He recently shared a Spotify mini-documentary about his first-ever visit to Accra, Ghana, and performed during a Louis Vuitton showcase at Paris Fashion Week. He paid tribute to Louis Vuitton’s late creative director Virgil Abloh during the performance.
Read “5 Takeaways From Kendrick Lamar’s New Album Mr. Morale & The Big Steppers” over on the Pitch.