Kendrick Lamar picked up a cool five Grammy Awards on Sunday night during the 90th Annual Awards show.
During the pre-telecast, the Compton rapper picked up three awards for Best Rap Song, Best Rap Performance and Best Music Video for “HUMBLE.”
Lamar the opened up the awards show with a stellar performance alongside U2 and Dave Chappelle before picking up the first televised award of the night: Rap/Sung Performance
Lamar won for his track “Loyalty,” featuring Rihanna.
He then snagged the award for Best Rap Album for D.A.M.N. “God up top all the time,” he said during his acceptance speech. “Hip Hop … This the thing that got me on the stage, this got me my tour all around the world to support my family … It showed me the true definition of what being an artist was.”
“From the jump, I thought it was about the accolades and the cars and the clothes,” Lamar continued. “But it’s really about expressing yourself and putting that paint on the canvas for the world to evolve for the next listener, for the next generation.”
He then paid homage to help lead the way, calling out Jay Z, Nas and Puff.