Kendrick Lamar Gives Longtime Fan a Life-Changing Gift During His Dallas Tour Stop
During the Dallas stop of his DAMN. Tour, Kendrick Lamar and TDE purchased a life-changing gift for one of his longtime fans.
K.Dot met up with Jennifer Phillips, a quadriplegic woman who has used a wheelchair since a 2007 accident, and purchased her a new van to make traveling around much easier. Phillips has been a day-one fan of Kendrick, and though she's lived her life to the fullest since her spinal chord injury—taking ski trips, finishing her degree and attending a whopping eight Kendrick Lamar concerts—she needed viable transportation to support her needs. In 2016, she started a GoFundMe page to get money to purchase a van, but she doesn't need it any more.
Kendrick came through with a new vehicle for Phillips, which she announced on social media. Kung Fu Kenny also gave her a signed jacket and a customized Dallas Mavericks jersey with his last name, Duckworth, printed on it.
“Thank you for always supporting me. Your [sic] a inspiration for me," the note from Kendrick read. "You are strong and positive. Your[sic] kind and beautiful. For all the years of inspiring me, the least I can do is make sure your comfortable driving the city. A gift from me to you. Your[sic] always appreciated! — K. Lamar.”
Of course, Phillips was excited about receiving the support from Kendrick, and meeting one of her favorite artists.
“If you know me or even just look in my Instagram profile for two minutes then you know I am a huge Kendrick Lamar and TDE fan/supporter for YEARS," she wrote on Instagram. "I've been to every show Kendrick has had in Dallas,” she wrote. “[…]I was a big fan of music and concerts before my injury but I never supported and loved a label like theirs before. Of course they have great music but they are also great people […]I never supported them for any benefits like this lol. Their music and shows were enough for me. But this is amazing and I thank you from the bottom of my heart. I love you all and always will. Thank God for you Kendrick and I will continue to pray for you. And like I said, next time I'm driving myself to your show lol. Thanks to the whole team!”