Kendrick Lamar held a cordial meeting with politician and NOI leader Louis Farrakhan,
Farrakhan posted pictures of their meeting, writing beneath one image, “I was very honored to meet and talk with my powerful brother and Hip-Hop artist Kendrick Lamar. The Cultural Revolution is On.”
Under another he added, “The artistic community has historically been in the vanguard of social change.”
In a speech last year, the 83-year-old religious leader lavished praise on Kendrick for his politically charged performance at the Grammy Awards, which saw the hip-hop star perform his track “The Blacker The Berry” while dressed as part of a prison chain gang.
In the speech hailing black artists for taking on political issues, Farrakhan also singled out Beyonce for her Super Bowl performance referencing revolutionary nationalist and socialist organization the Black Panther Party.
The meeting with Farrakhan comes ahead of Kendrick releasing the long awaited follow-up to his acclaimed 2015 album To Pimp A Butterfly, DAMN on Friday April 14.