Kendrick Lamar Plays Principal for the Day at Providence High School

Kendrick Lamar

Kendrick Lamar is currently touring the country, but he took some time out of his busy schedule to visit with students at Mount Pleasant High School in Providence, Rhode Island, on Friday.

As part of the Get Schooled Celebrity Principals for the Day program, the Compton MC encouraged the nearly 1,000 students to stay in school and stay focused on their studies.

“Without education you don’t have anything,” said Kendrick, who was a 4.0 student at Centennial High School in L.A. and was the first in his family to graduate from high school. “My teachers were great positive influences in my life. My middle school English teacher was probably the reason I became a rapper. He used to encourage me to write poetry and would challenge me, which helped me improve my vocabulary and made me enjoy writing.”

The students earned a visit from K-Dot after winning the Get Schooled National Attendance Challenge. During an interview with one of the students, he told them that his current favorite song is James Blake’s “Retrograde.”

He was also joined by “106 and Park” co-hosts Shorty da Prince and Paigion while judging a Dougie dance-off between students. Before leaving, Kendrick jumped into the crowd for a photo opp.

Past Get Schooled Celebrity Principals for the Day have included Nicki Minaj, Ne-Yo, and Big Sean.

Kendrick Lamar

Kendrick Lamar

Photo credit: Gail Oskin/Getty



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15 Comments

  1. iL0vee__

    *K.Dote is one of the most humblest rapper out there
    1. Nas
    2. K.dote
    3. J.cole
    *Notice its only the best of the best rappers who are HUMBLE

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    Mike Reply:

    @iL0vee__, I was thinking the EXACT same thing.

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  4. RDK

    i remember when Nicki did this in the past.

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  5. thedon

    Black Hippy/TDE Taking over bitch!

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  6. Marcus

    One of best rapppers at the moment, no one is touching Black Hippy. No one.

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    that look like bey-awnce in the far left, wearing the jean jacket and purples shirt….dag I forgot…she never attended and graduated high school.

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