K.Dot opens up this year's MTV Video Music Awards.
When's the last time you heard of Kendrick Lamar disappointing in a show?
Odds are the answer was never, and his appearance on the MTV Video Music Awards' stage Sunday night (August 27) only added to the notion.
Equipped with the most nominations of the night at a number of eight, he took to the stage in Los Angeles' Forum, not too far away from his local stomping grounds of Compton, California to deliver on a medley of his standout tracks "HUMBLE." and "DNA."
The performance included his now-signature martial arts motif as the stage was engulfed in flames as ninjas climbed a wall of fire.
The remainder of the night continued to live up to the hype as K.Dot walked away with six of his eight nominations, including wins for Best Hip-Hop Video, Best Direction, and Video Of The Year.
All six wins were for his "HUMBLE." visual, directed by Dave Meyers and The Little Homies, the creative direction duo made up of Kendrick Lamar and Dave Free.
Kendrick is currently embarking on the second leg of his DAMN. tour alongside YG, and will conclude on Saturday (September 2) in Miami.
Kendrick forever the king— Lil Chano From 79th (@chancetherapper) August 28, 2017
Kendrick opening the VMAs with high-grade raps. I'm with this.— Rob Markman (@RobMarkman) August 28, 2017
KENDRICK LAMAR FOR PRESIDENT— Andrea Russett (@AndreaRussett) August 28, 2017