Watch Kendrick Lamar and U2 open the 2018 Grammys with a bang

Kendrick Lamar performed a powerful medley to open the 2018 Grammys. Photo: Kevin Winter/ Getty Images

  • Kendrick Lamar performed to open up the 2018 Grammy Awards ceremony.
  • He performed a medley of songs.
  • He recruited Dave Chappelle and U2 to pull it off.
  • Lamar made some serious statements with the performance about race and police brutality.
  • The powerful opening performance brought the house down.
  • The rapper followed it up by winning the first award of the night, for Best Rap Song for his song “LOYALTY” featuring Rihanna.
  • Watch the powerful performance below.


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