Kendrick Lamar reacts to video of security guard in tears at his concert
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Kendrick Lamar reacts to video of security guard in tears at his concert

Kendrick Lamar has reacted to a heartwarming clip currently circulating on social media. The viral video shows a security guard crying during his performance of ‘Love’ at Houston Toyota Center.

Kendrick was asked to respond to the footage by Jazlyn ‘Jazzy’ Guerra in a recent interview: “It’s really just about the feeling of it,” the rapper began. “At the end of the day, past all the politics, past all the numbers, it’s what music makes you feel, you know, how it makes you feel.”

Lamar continued: “To see that — and shoutout to him, by the way, because I see you bro — I was like, ‘man, I wonder what he’s going through. At the end of the day that’s how you want everyone to receive your music, you know, make them feel good, make them feel like a moment they’re attached to can live forever.”

The security guard in question, Devyn Sanford, recently took part in an interview of his own, in which he was asked about the fan footage. “I woke up the next day and it was everywhere,” he told FOX26. “I’m still taking it all in right now…I debated about whether to buy tickets or work the show and I decided to work it and it was still just as impactful to me.”

Sanford went on to explain: “It brought me back to when the song first came out. I was going through a tumultuous time in my life at that point. The words, the crowd around me, everyone was screaming and reaching for Kendrick and crying and I kind of like absorbed everybody’s emotions. I was trying my best to hold it together and I just cracked.” You can check out the footage below.

Kendrick Lamar is currently in the midst of an extensive world tour, which continues through September. In a review of the rapper’s new album Mr Morale and The Big Steppers, Far Out said: “Kendrick Lamar has now transcended hip-hop. The rapper stakes his claim for being the most critical voice in contemporary music. Often, artists don’t receive the flowers they deserve while alive, but we are truly fortunate to live in the same era as Pulitzer Kenny”.