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Kendrick Lamar Honored as a Hitmaker at Variety Luncheon

Kendrick Lamar appears on stage to accept his award while attending the Variety Hitmakers Luncheon on Saturday (November 18) at the Sunset Tower Hotel in West Hollywood, Calif.

The 30-year-old rapper was honored at the Artist Hitmaker of the Year. He met up with DJ Khaled, who was presented with the Mediabase PowerPlaylist Award. Guests at the event cocktails from CÎROC French Vanilla.

“I’ve been doing this for a long time, since I was 13, 14 years old,” Kendrick said (via Variety). “To hone in the title of a hitmaker means a lot because we put a lot of time and a lot of effort [in the studio].”

“I thank each and every one of you for allowing me to evolve and let me make these weird a— songs that y’all like. These songs represent me and who I am. I want to continue to push that envelope and hopefully I continue to have y’all ears to do so,” he added.

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Rihanna Raises Over $5 Million at Diamond Ball 2017!

As it turns out, the only person who can outdo Rihanna is…Rihanna.

After raising $3 million at her Diamond Ball 2015, the 29-year-old pop icon just one-upped herself with the Diamond Ball 2017, raising over $5 million.

The third annual event was held on Thursday night (September 14) at Cipriani in New York City, and was hosted by Dave Chapelle. The night also included performances by Kendrick Lamar and Calvin Harris.

Attendees included Young Thug, Jay-Z, Future, La La Anthony, Beyonce, Slick Woods, Trevor Noah, Jamie Foxx, Elisa and EJ Johnson, DJ Cassidy, Petra Nemcova and Cardi B.

“Together, we are funding groundbreaking and effective global education, health and emergency response programs. We are investing in the future and helping to improve the quality of life for young people and their families around the globe,” the pop star said.

The funds raised at the event will go to support the Clara Lionel Foundation’s initiative to provide global education, health and emergency response programs around the world.

Congratulations on achieving such an amazing feat, Ri!

20+ pictures from the Diamond Ball inside…More Here! »

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Beyonce & Jay-Z Couple Up for Rihanna's Diamond Ball

Beyonce and Jay-Z are all smiles as they pose for pictures inside Rihanna‘s 2017 Diamond Ball on Thursday (September 14) at Cipriani Wall Street in New York City.

The 36-year-old entertainer showed off some serious leg in a high-slit emerald, silk dress while her rapper husband looked dapper in a navy suit as they skipped the red carpet.

PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of Beyonce

Inside the event, Kendrick Lamar hit the stage to get the attendees pumped up on the dance floor.

Earlier that night, Beyonce attended a showing of Broadway’s hit musical Dear Evan Hansen where she hung out backstage with the show’s star Ben Platt after the show.

FYI: Beyonce is wearing a House of CB dress.

10+ pictures inside of Beyonce and Jay Z stepping out in NYC…More Here! »

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Kendrick Lamar Never Saw a Live Concert Before His First Performance on Tour

Kendrick Lamar is on the cover of Billboard magazine‘s latest issue alongside Anthony ‘Top Dawg’ Tiffith, the man who discovered him, and they discuss their rise to success.

Tiffith‘s company TDE has helped grow artists like Kendrick and SZA before partnering with major labels for an even bigger reach.

In the interview, Kendrick revealed that he had never seen a live concert before he was at one to perform.

“When I went on tour with The Game [and Jay Rock, in 2006] — that was my first show,” Kendrick told the mag. Asked if he never saw a show growing up, he said, “Mmhmm. That sh-t cost money. Gas money. Me being onstage is me fulfilling two different things — performing and getting to enjoy it like the people enjoying it.”

For the full interview, visit Billboard.com.

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Kendrick Lamar Lights MTV VMAs 2017 Stage on Fire for 'DNA' & 'Humble' Performance (Video)

Kendrick Lamar opens the show with a performance of his hit songs at the 2017 MTV Video Music Awards held at The Forum on Sunday (August 27) in Inglewood, Calif.

The 30-year-old rapper literally had the stage on fire throughout of his performance of the songs “DNA.” and “Humble.”

Kendrick is nominated for the most awards this evening – eight – including Artist of the Year and Video of the Year for “Humble.”

Make sure to check out Kendrick‘s red carpet look if you missed the previous post!

10+ pictures inside of Kendrick Lamar on stage… More Here! »

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Kendrick Lamar Looks Stylish on MTV VMAs 2017 Red Carpet

Kendrick Lamar keeps it cool in a black jacket on the red carpet at the 2017 MTV Video Music Awards held at The Forum on Sunday (August 27) in Inglewood, Calif.

The 30-year-old rapper boasts eight nominations – the most nominations of any artist this year – including Video of the Year (“Humble”), Artist of the Year and Best Hip Hop (“Humble”). Kendrick will also be hitting the main stage to perform.

PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of Kendrick Lamar

Make sure to tune in for the 2017 MTV VMAs, hosted by Katy Perry, TONIGHT at 8/7c on MTV.

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Kendrick Lamar Wants His Answer 'On the Record' When Asked About Katy Perry & Taylor Swift's Feud

Kendrick Lamar gets up close and personal on the cover of Rolling Stone‘s new issue.

Here’s what the 30-year-old rapper had to share:

On if he was aware of Katy Perry & Taylor Swift‘s feud when he did the “Bad Blood” remix: “No, I wasn’t aware of that, bro. That’s a great question. No! On the record, no. Which makes it even more funny now, for sure. That’s far beyond my concern. I have to stay away from that, for sure. That’s some real beef.”

On what he learned from working with Beyonce on Lemonade: “How particular to be about your music. She’s a perfectionist. Think about the BET performance. She was very particular – the lighting, the camera blocking, the transition from the music to the dancing. It was confirmation of something I already knew.”

On when he found his own style: “I think it was the day I said I was gonna go by my real name, Kendrick Lamar.”

For more from Kendrick, visit RollingStone.com.

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