Kendrick Lamar Talks About Witnessing His First Murder at Age Five

Kendrick Lamar Talks About Witnessing His First Murder at Age Five

FUSE TV - Kendrick Lamar Talks About Witnessing His First Murder at Age Five

Kendrick Lamar hit NPR's Morning Edition on Tuesday (Dec. 29), and it got really real really quick. The Compton MC has never shied away from talking about gang culture and violence in his music, but his story of the first time he saw someone killed, when he was five, is chilling:

"It was outside my apartment unit. A guy was out there serving his narcotics and somebody rolled up with a shotgun and blew his chest out. Admittedly, it done something to me right then and there. It let me know that this is not only something that I'm looking at, but it's something that maybe I have to get used to—you dig what I'm saying?"

K. Dot goes on to discuss being naturally influenced by his close friends in his community. "So no matter how much of a leader I thought I was, I was always under the influence, period. Most of the times, when they were involved in these acts of destruction, I was right there."

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