Kendrick Lamar Details Learning From Kanye West On "Yeezus" Tour
"We'll be going into the middle of December, which is a blessing," Kendrick Lamar said during an interview with Revolt. "A lot of people don't get the opportunity to be on a major stage in front of that many people and be able to learn. I'm just taking it all in stride and being a student of the game because Kanye [West], he's a great performer. I'm not too shabby, like I said, again, but I'm just there really to challenge myself, grow myself and take that next level."
On the "Yeezus" tour, Lamar is the opener for West, who has been making headlines on this run. West sparked criticism because some of his tour merchandise includes the Confederate flag. West was also criticized because he had an actor portray Jesus during his set. West also recently blasted the media on the tour and rejected the notion that he has a God complex.
During the Revolt interview, Lamar was also talked about the important role that music plays in his life today.
"It's just something I breathe now," Lamar said. "I didn't always breathe it. I always was a fan of it, but now I really live it. That's inspiration within itself."
During the brief interview, Lamar was also asked about what his next steps are.
"Really getting back in that studio," Lamar said. "Locking in. Just keep continue with music, continue challenging myself. I don't really got much goin' on outside of music. So, that's about it."
Lamar's most recent release, good kid, m.A.A.d. city, has been certified platinum since its release just over a year ago.