The Hollywood Reporter reports that the Pulitzer Prize winner and Compton rapper has qualified for consideration for Best Live Action Short at the Academy Awards.
This year, Kendrick and Zola actress Taylour Paige starred in We Cry Together, a six-minute film that qualified for the Oscars.
Lamar and Paige are depicted as a couple on the verge of a messy, verbally abusive breakup in the film, which takes its cues from Kendrick’s May release ‘Mr. Morale & The Big Steppers.‘
Kendrick Lamar’s Tour:
A special security detail collected the phones of all attendees to ensure no cellphone footage of the film would be leaked on social media. pgLang is a creative collective founded by Lamar and his longtime manager Dave Free.
A total of 20 members of the public attended each screening of the film during its six-day run, mostly friends and family associated with the project.
A hotly debated single on Mr. Morale ever since its debut, “We Cry Together” even made Billboard history for all the wrong reasons. According to ChartData, the song initially debuted at No. 16 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, only to plummet 81 spots within two weeks, the biggest drop in Hot 100 history.
With his Mr. Morale tour, Kendrick has still made waves and brought fans to tears across the country.
When a security guard in Houston cried during Lamar’s “LOVE” performance, the rapper dubbed it a genuine moment and said music makes us feel over anything else.
“It’s really just about the feeling of it at the end of the day,” Kendrick said about the moment. “Past all the politics, past all the numbers. It’s what music makes you feel, how it makes you feel. So to see that … And shout-out to him by the way because I seen him, bro. I was like, man, I wonder what he going through? But at the end of the day that’s how you want everybody to perceive your music.”
Madonna and Kendrick:
In the meantime, Madonna recently revealed that she wants to collaborate with Kendrick Lamar.
On Thursday (August 11), the Queen of Pop revealed her hopes of collaborating with Kendrick during an appearance on The Tonight Show, telling host Jimmy Fallon: “There’s one artist that I worship more than anything in life and I would love to collaborate with him, and that’s Kendrick Lamar.”
In addition, Madonna praised ‘Mr. Morale & The Big Steppers’ latest album, saying: “His new record is history-making. Mind-bogglingly brilliant. It’s insane.”