Monday evening, Grammy host LL Cool J declared on the red carpet that it was going to be Kendrick Lamar’s night, and he couldn’t have been more correct.
Lamar kicked off the evening’s broadcast by receiving the Best Rap Album award from fellow Compton-ite Ice Cube for To Pimp A Butterfly. Then he went on to have one of the most celebrated performances of the evening.
However, many on social media think one of the coolest King Kendrick moments of the evening was when The White House sent him a shout out.
Directly following his acceptance speech, the official Twitter account of the White House posted:
Lamar previously made headlines after it was revealed he spent time with POTUS in the Oval Office as the two teamed up for the #MyBrothersKeeper campaign.
Check out reactions from the Twitterverse below.
— White House Archived (@ObamaWhiteHouse) February 16, 2016
— xoNecole (@xonecole) February 16, 2016
Someone that grew up 10mins from my house is getting congrats tweets from the White House. Kendrick makes me believe anything is possible
— Isaac Yacob (@IY14) February 16, 2016
I made the mistake of catching up on Kendrick's Grammy performance at work and now I'm crying at my desk
— Heben Nigatu (@heavenrants) February 16, 2016
Bruh. The White House shouted out Kendrick. BRUH. https://t.co/YEvqVThJn0
— Huey P. New New (@blackestberrry) February 16, 2016
— The Rap Museum (@TheRapMuseum) February 16, 2016
What an embarrassment. Of all the artists, Obama's admin gives a "shoutout" 2 Kendrick w/his BlackLivesMatter anthem https://t.co/amw7laA2as
— Tracy 🇺🇸 (@LilSoCalGal) February 16, 2016
I just told my dad that Obama's fave rapper is Kendrick and now he's thinking maybe Kendrick is ok.
— Samhita (@TheSamhita) February 16, 2016
i would put kendrick in the White House before Ye
— Preme (@_TeePreme) February 16, 2016
Obama is watching Kendrick now like "yeaaaah that's my boy"
— Chief Obi (@Chief_Obi) February 16, 2016