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Kendrick Lamar Reveals Crown of Thorns is Worth Millions

The custom Titanium and Pave diamond crown, was created by esteemed jeweler Tiffany & Co., and a collaboration between the rapper and long time creative director Dave Free. The diamond encrusted crown, which is one of the most widely recognized symbols in religion, was designed over the course of 10 months, the headpiece features 8,000 cobblestone micro pavé diamonds totaling more than 137 carats, a total of 50 thorns, and weighs around 200g (a little less than half a pound). It required more than 1,300 hours of work by four craftsmen to handset the diamonds. The Headpiece which made its first appearance on the cover of Kendrick’s fifth studio album, ‘Mr. Morale & the Big Steppers’ gave fans a closer look most recently during his European performances including the Louis Vuitton’s Paris Fashion Week show and his headlining performance during Britain’s Glastonbury Festival. “Kendrick Lamar represents the artistry, risk-taking creativity, and relentless innovation that has also defined Tiffany & Co. for nearly two centuries,” says Alexandre Arnault, executive vice president, product and communication, Tiffany & Co. in a statement “We are proud and incredibly excited to work with a visionary like Kendrick in realizing his vision for the crown.” The headpiece has been a big topic of discussion, while some fans appreciate its artistry, its overt symbol has some fans angrily expressing their outrage for him intimidating christ saying Kendrick said during his Glastonbury set “I wear this [crown] as a representation so you’ll never forget one of the greatest prophets to ever walk the Earth… we gon’ continue to try our best to walk in his image.” Kendrick is known for his devout Christian faith.
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Here Are the Answers to the Latest Billboard x VersusGame Matchups: Drake, Post Malone & Kendrick Lamar

Click here to read the full article. Last week’s Billboard and VersusGame matchups challenging your chart-predicting prowess featured Drake’s new album Honestly, Nevermind, plus a face-off between Post Malone and Kendrick Lamar. Billboard and VersusGame have joined forces to bring music fans a one-of-a-kind, user-generated experience with games that test knowledge of pop culture for a chance to win prizes. Billboard is hosting bi-weekly head-to-head challenges on entertainment and pop culture gaming app VersusGame, where fans can vote on their favorite artists and songs and wager on who will top the charts and more. VersusGame data shows that fans have predicted correct chart outcomes nearly three out...
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Tiffany & Co. Created a Custom Diamond Crown for Kendrick Lamar to Wear at Glastonbury Fest

Click here to read the full article. The king of modern-day rap finally has a fitting crown. Kendrick Lamar closed out Glastonbury Festival last weekend rocking a bespoke bedazzled headpiece handcrafted by none other than Tiffany & Co. The aptly named Crown of Thorns was commissioned back in 2021 by the “King Kunta” rapper and his longtime creative collaborator Dave Free. The one-of-a-kind titanium design was cast from 14 individual components and features a total of 50 thorns that have been delicately fused into one piece. Four of Tiffany’s skilled artisans in Italy painstakingly added 8,000 diamonds to the crown over the...
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Kendrick Lamar Wore a Diamond-Encrusted Tiffany & Co. Crown at Glastonbury

Kendrick Lamar finally made his headlining debut at the 2022 Glastonbury Festival in Somerset, England on June 26, two years after he was initially slated to perform—his original appearance postponed due to the Covid-19 pandemic. The Compton native’s return to the stage on the final day of the festival was a monumental one, even aside from the delay: it was Lamar’s first big concert since releasing his latest album Mr. Morale & the Big Steppers. And the Pulitzer Prize-winning artist accessorized for the occasion.
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Stormzy spotted at Glastonbury hugging Billie Eilish and dancing to Kendrick Lamar

Stormzy was spotted hugging Billie Eilish and dancing to Kendrick Lamar at Glastonbury.The UK rapper returned as a guest to Worthy Farm this past weekend, three years after headlining the music festival himself in 2019.Several celebrities were spotted at Glastonbury this year, including Alexa Chung, Niall Horan, Tilda Swinton, and Chris Martin.Images of Stormzy at the festival have since emerged, which show him speaking with Eilish and giving the singer a hug. The moment was caught on camera, and then shared in a compilation video by TikTok user @UK1Drillent.Eilish became the youngest solo headliner in Glastonbury’s history when she...
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Kendrick Lamar Says 'Godspeed for Women's Rights' During Glastonbury Set After Roe v. Wade Reversal

Kendrick Lamar appears to be speaking out about SCOTUS' recent reversal of Roe v. Wade, the landmark decision that protected the right to abortion in every state. On Sunday, Lamar ended his performance on the Pyramid Stage at the 2022 Glastonbury Festival in the U.K. with a reference to "women's rights" during his new song "Savior," which the rapper called his "favorite record" from his latest album Mr. Morale & the Big Steppers.
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Kendrick Lamar wore a Tiffany & Co ‘crown of thorns’ for his Glastonbury set

Kendrick Lamar donned a custom-made titanium and diamond “crown of thorns” during the debut performance at Glastonbury over the weekend.The DAMN rapper took to the stage at the iconic event at Worthy Farm on Sunday night in a pared back look, wearing a white shirt, black suit trousers and his headpiece.He made headlines after concluding his set with the track “Saviour”, during which the rapper appeared to bleed from the thorns and he chanted: “Godspeed for women’s rights. They judge you, they judge Christ.”The titanium and pave diamond crown was the result of a collaboration between Lamar and his...
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Watch Kendrick Lamar perform at Glastonbury 2022

The closing night of Glastonbury 2022 featured a headlining set from Kendrick Lamar. Taking place after the release of his new album Mr. Morale & The Big Steppers, the rapper performed a number of new tracks including "N95" and "Silent Hill" as well as hits from across his catalogue like "Humble."
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“F*ck the Supreme Court": Olivia Rodrigo, Kendrick Lamar, and more spoke out after the Roe ruling

After the Supreme Court delivered its devastating reversal of Roe Versus Wade this past Friday, many Americans have been sent into a state of shock and sadness. The decision overturned 50 years of reproductive freedoms that the landmark court case had established as what many considered legal precedent. Now that the right to an abortion has been sent back to the states to decide, leaving millions of women without options and facing terrifying realities like potential jail time for seeking abortion care, people are loudly speaking out about the unjust decision that defies a roughly 60% support for pro-choice policies in the country. In moments like these people look to those with influence to help set the stage for protest, and musicians delivered this past weekend. With both the BET Awards and the UK’s Glastonbury Festival taking place, artists found plenty of stages to take a stand on.
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Kendrick Lamar, Billie Eilish, Lorde & More Protest Supreme Court At Glastonbury

On Friday, June 24th, 50 years of federal reproductive rights protections ended as Roe V. Wade was overturned. The Supreme Court decided that abortions are not protected by the constitution, and will allow each state to determine if they will allow them or not. Up to 26 states are expected to restrict abortion care — many have outlawed it already without any exceptions for assault, incest, or preserving the life of the mother in an unviable pregnancy, and other states are predicted to do the same.
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Kendrick Lamar, Diddy, The Weeknd Honored At BET Awards

The 22nd BET Awards took place last night at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. Hosted by Taraji P. Henson, the star-studded event had no shortage of talent both new and old. Among the night’s biggest winners was Kendrick Lamar, who took home awards for Best Male Hip-Hop Artist and...
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