For being one of the most celebrated rappers in history Kendrick Lamar’s perspective on fame and fortune are not what you would expect. This year’s Mr. Morale & The Big Steppers album explored that very idea and Kendrick’s character and emotions. Since his latest release, Kdot has been working with Cash App to promote financial literacy while still putting on a number of unique and intimate performances in and outside the U.S. It wasn’t until a recent interview that much was heard on these topics being discussed either. An excerpt from Citizen Magazine’s upcoming profile on the website is expected to change that. In the interview, Comptons own talks about “distinguishing between Kendrick and Kendrick Lamar” and how he is still “learning to balance that.” Citizen took to Twitter to announce the interview:
Mr. Morale’s interview seems to have taken place the very same day that he was released. Aside from the limelight, Kendrick states how and why he has been prioritizing himself. In spite of his popularity, he has been very selective about with whom and what he chooses to promote throughout his career. As with the few interviews he’s already done, this Citizen piece aims to provide an in-depth look at his thoughts.
An Inside Look at Kendrick Lamar from Citizen
Stating “The person that people see now is the person that I’ve always been,” “For me, the privacy thing has never been an issue that I had to carry out with full intention. It’s just who I am. If I feel I have to remove myself, I just remove myself. I won’t complain about it.”
The rapper also discussed not having the biggest social media presence. Stating, “I don’t know how to really use it like that to be 100% real with you.” He also discussed the added weight that comes with his position and being active on these sights. And me being a realist and holding myself accountable to that, it never really frustrated me when things got a little bit out of control because ultimately, I knew that I would be able to balance it because of who I am,”
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In accordance with their website post, the full Citizen article will be available with two cover versions. Kendrick’s last interview with Jazzy’s World TV, in which he showed love to a security guard who was moved by his live performance. The Big Steppers Tour with Kendrick Lamar, Baby Keem as well Tanna Leone have produced a lot of viral moments. One moment captures Kendrick at his Detorit show shouting out to a kid and proceeding give him a handwritten note.
The Citizen interview will definitely provide a more in-depth look into one of hip-hops most sought-after.