While the Internets stay undefeated they needed to show some chill when Kendrick Lamar recently purchased a Toyota Camry as a graduation present for his little sister. The Compton MC explains the decision on Big Boy’s Neighborhood.
Earlier this month his sister took to Instagram to express her gratitude for the new car. But the brotherly gesture was perceived to be low-end by many when considering K-Dot’s earnings as one of Hip-Hop’s hottest performers. During a recent visit to Real 92.3, Lamar clarified his stance on choosing the mid-size vehicle.
“You know, people’s perspective of me and the money that I have and the stages and places I’ve gone to, they probably expect me not to have the same morals and values that I have. I want to carry over to my family, to my little sister or whatnot, ’cause she’s younger than me so she didn’t have to go through the same struggle that me and moms had to go through” he explained.
Kung Fu Kenny also speculated on where the criticism stemmed from. “I don’t know if it’s the public or it’s kids on the Internet that’s 12 years old and 13 and figured, you know, she’s supposed to have a Lamborghini by Kendrick Lamar. Yeah, it’s a trip.”
In the almost hour long interview Kendrick also reveals the original title for Damn and his top five MC list. The Toyota talk starts around the 30 minute mark. Peep it below.
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