Kendrick Lamar dedicates Best Rap Album Grammy win to hip hop legends
Kendrick Lamar dedicated his Best Rap Album Grammy Award win to hip hop legends "Ice Cube, Snoop Dogg and Nas".
The 28-year-old star took home the accolade for his LP 'To Pimp a Butterfly' and during his acceptance speech he thanked the trio for inspiring him to better his life and leave Compton in Los Angeles County where he grew up and make music.
He said: "First off, glory to God, that's for sure. Taking these kids out of the projects, out of Compton, and putting them right here on this stage to the best that they can be. Hip hop. Ice Cube. This for hip hop. This for Snoop Dog, 'Doggy Style'. This for 'Illimatic', this for Nas. We will live forever. Believe that."
Kendrick was the biggest winner at the ceremony - which was held at The Staples Center in Los Angeles on Monday night (15.02.16) taking home five prizes.
As well as Best Album he also was handed the trophies for Best Rap Performance and Best Rap Song for 'Alright', Best Music Video for his collaboration with Taylor swift on 'Bad Blood' and Best Rap/Sung Collaboration for 'These Walls', which he released with Bilal, Anna Wise and Thundercat.
Kendrick also gave one the best performances of the night, singing 'The Blacker The Berry' with his band locked inside jail cells before singing 'Alright' and ending the his performance with the word Compton over an image of Africa.
On Twitter he received numerous congratulatory messages for his wins from his famous fans.
Alicia Keys tweeted: "Congratulations @kendricklamar (sic)"
While her husband Swizz Beatz posted: "Tonight was epic #facts @kendricklamar well served and deserved, congrats, Egy new bff (sic)"
Jess Glynne tweeted: "Can I just say ... @kendricklamar you are everything! Thank you for your art, your music and your lyrics! I hope we meet one day x (sic)"
Pharrell Williams tweeted: "Congratulations tonight! @kendricklamar your performance was 'fire' #GRAMMYs (sic)"