"They say I’m so low key, I’m socially awkward.
Only those that really know me are the ones that I talk with…"
You’re a Disney princess who is just currently in the sad part of her feature film. It’s going to be okay.
|BADU:||How do you choose chicks from backstage?
|LAMAR:||How do I choose chicks from backstage?
|BADU:||Yeah, what is the protocol?
|LAMAR:||I try not to. [laughs] I’m too scared. Anybody who knows me knows that I’m probably the most scared person when it comes to that because I’m so caught up in the act of sex, of something going crazy, going out of my control. I’m too paranoid.
|BADU:||[laughs] So you just pass?
|LAMAR:||I’ve got to because I’ve seen a situation where it got totally out of hand, where something seemed so innocent, and now this person has got allegations on them. It spooked me. This was before my career really started, though—before any “Kendrick Lamar.” And that right there? It changed my whole perception about certain things. I’ll always keep that in the back of my head.
|BADU:||So who is your asshole-checker?
|LAMAR:||Who is my what?
|BADU:||Your asshole-checker—the person in your crew or your family who let’s you know if you’re being a asshole.
|LAMAR:||I have two, actually. [both laugh] But the main one is a friend of mine—a lady friend who has known me since high school. She has always been someone, since day one, who has said something whenever I’m an asshole, or also if I’m doin’ something positive—but more so when I’m out of my element.
|BADU:||What’s your favorite cereal?
|LAMAR:||Fruity Pebbles. When people ask for my rider, they think I’m crazy: Fruity Pebbles, baked chicken, bottle of Hennessy, and some Polo socks.
|BADU:||What do you, as a man, envy about what it means to be a woman?
|LAMAR:||There’s just a certain knowledge instilled in a woman. There are these things that women have that men just can’t grasp: the understanding of love; the understanding of being; having a certain type of care in your heart and knowing when to be compassionate; knowing how to be a confidante…
|BADU:||That’s a good perspective. Something I envy that men have is that ability to grow a goatee. I think that’d be really hot on me.
"I’ve had nothing, so I appreciate everything"
"If I’m not vulnerable, I won’t ever write any more songs about vulnerability and then what am I doing? I need to help people. I need to make people believe that its alright to be vulnerable and to be a little naïve and to be still sweet and kind and good."
(Source: charmingnotion, via thatonerecordstoreguy)
"I’m not totally mad at you. I’m just sad. You’re all locked up in that little world of yours, and when I try knocking on the door, you just sort of look up for a second and go right back inside."
I didn’t need anyone to fix me. I needed someone to love me while I fixed myself.
"Attract what you expect,
Reflect what you desire,
Become what you respect,
Mirror what you admire."
"True friendship resists time, distance and silence."
"And God said “Love Your Enemy,” and I obeyed him and loved myself."