After recent reports surfaced suggesting that Kendrick Lamar would be banning the use of cell phones and all photo devices on the European leg of his DAMN. tour, his representatives are quickly putting that rumor to rest. It was believed that K-Dot was the latest artist fighting to sustain the classic experience of concerts by limiting photos to only members of his team but, after reaching his representatives, Billboard reports that the claims are untrue.
Kendrick has been in the news often this week with the critical success of the Black Panther soundtrack and he continues to make headlines as he tours London for the next two days. The Compton rapper was thought to have shunned concertgoers from recording or photographing him as he performs, preferring the energy to be authentic and for the audience to be genuinely present without the aid of their phone screens. While fans may continue to capture the moment via their cell phones, professional equipment is generally frowned upon and banned in many concert venues.
Kendrick curated Black Panther: The Album in support of the Marvel film premiering in the United States on Friday, February 16. Enlisting the help of SZA, Vince Staples, Travis Scott, Ab-Soul and 2 Chainz among others, the soundtrack is not to be missed if you haven't checked it out yet.