Kendrick Lamar's music saves a fan from suicide
The rapper brought a teenage girl on stage over the weekend and basically proved he's the sweetest guy in music
Kendrick Lamar isn't just a rapper. He's a man who really cares about his fans. Last Saturday during his show at the Sweetlife Festival in Columbia, he got one of his fans, Claire, up on stage. And it turned out that Claire, 16, was more than just an excited fan.
"I'm at the end of the show, and I see this young lady crying, and I'm thinking, 'She must be really going through something right now,'" Kendrick told MTV News. "Then I start hearing her murmur with her lips, 'You saved my life.' So I'm like, 'Damn. This is serious. This is not for play, why she's out here right now. She came to see the person that actually helped her get through a life, through music.'"
"Then she said, 'I was gonna kill myself last year.' So I said, at that point, I gotta bring her up onstage and show her some love and let her know this is real."
True enough, the 27-year-old lyrical genius got his security guards to help her on stage. The two then embraced and she broke down crying. Claire later told MTV News that she was diagnosed with severe depression and got through it thanks to Kendrick's music.
"I told him I was gonna kill myself, and I think his music was the main reason that I didn't," said Claire. "Because I had myself – and my music."
After the show, Kendrick brought Claire backstage and talked to her. He said even though he's had fans come up to him with similar messages before, it's still crazy for him. It reminds him of why he does what he does. You're doing an amazing job, Kendrick.