Kendrick Lamar Sampled Fox News On DAMN.

Geraldo Rivera will never live down his criticism of Kendrick’s 2015 BET Awards performance.

April 14, 2017

The opening two tracks of Kendrick Lamar's fourth studio album DAMN., out today, feature audio from a Fox News segment in which Geraldo Rivera, along with a few other anchors, criticize the rapper's opening performance of "Alright" at the 2015 BET Awards for its overt anti-police sentiment.


The segment made headlines at the time for Rivera's incendiary comments that "Hip Hop has done more damage to young African Americans than racism in recent years." At the time, Lamar responded to Rivera's comments directly in a conversation with TMZ, in which he said "Hip Hop is not the problem. Our reality is the problem."

Now the Compton rapper's taken things a step further by including the audio of the original segment at the end of album opener "BLOOD." and throughout its second track, "DNA." On the album's third track, "YAH.", he addresses Fox and Rivera yet again, with the lyrics "Fox News wanna use my name for percentage/My latest news is my niece, she’s worth livin'/See me on the TV and scream, “That’s Uncle Kendrick”/Yeah, that’s the business/Somebody tell Geraldo this nigga got some ambition."

"DAMN." is available for purchase and streaming now. Watch the original Fox News clip in full above.

Kendrick Lamar Sampled Fox News On DAMN.