Equipped with the most nominations of the night at a number of eight, he took to the stage in Los Angeles’ Forum, not too far away from his local stomping grounds of Compton, California to deliver on a medley of his standout tracks “HUMBLE.” and “DNA.”
The performance included his now-signature martial arts motif as the stage was engulfed in flames as ninjas climbed a wall of fire.
Kendrick forever the king
— Lil Chano From 79th (@chancetherapper) August 28, 2017
Of his eight nominations, seven stem from the ever-popular “HUMBLE.” These include Best Hip-Hop Video, Video of the Year, Best Cinematography, Best Direction, Best Art Direction, Best Visual Effects, and Best Choreography.
KENDRICK LAMAR FOR PRESIDENT
— Andrea Russett (@AndreaRussett) August 28, 2017
Since DAMN.’s release, the project has gone double-platinum and easily secured its place in Hip-Hop history.
Kendrick opening the VMAs with high-grade raps. I'm with this.
— Rob Markman (@RobMarkman) August 28, 2017
— Miami Heat Society (@HeatFan119) August 28, 2017