Watch Kendrick Lamar Perform At The 2016 Grammys

The TDE star performed “The Blacker the Berry” and “Alright.”

February 15, 2016

After sweeping the rap categories at the 2016 Grammy Awards, Kendrick Lamar took the stage to perform To Pimp a Butterfly tracks "The Blacker the Berry" and "Alright" in handcuffs and shackles and licked by flames.


It was every bit the layered, poignant moment Kendrick had hoped to create. In a pre-show interview with Billboard, Grammy producer Ken Ehrlich described the performance's conception as such:

"Kendrick came to us and said that we live in a time where these issues confront us every day and that it’s important that they be given a public forum, and he would like to use his x number of minutes to create a great performance that is consistent with his this year. It is overtly political and it is overtly provocative, and I think if nothing else it’s going to give people something to think about and talk about."

Watch Kendrick Lamar Perform At The 2016 Grammys