Kendrick Lamar has given a disabled fan a new lease of life by purchasing a modified van for her after meeting her backstage at his show in Dallas on Friday, July 14, 2017.
The 30-year-old hip-hop star felt “inspired” after meeting Jennifer Phillips backstage at his Dallas show on Friday, July 14, where he was performing for his DAMN Tour.
After learning Jennifer is a quadriplegic who injured her spinal cord in a car accident and that she had setup a GoFundMe campaign to raise money for the adapted vehicle, the “Loyalty” hitmaker helped the page reach $4K, enough to get Jennifer her new set of wheels and give her a new lease of life.
In a note next to his donation, Kendrick wrote, “Thank you for always supporting me. Your a inspiration for me. You are strong and positive. Your 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.”
Sharing her signed Kendrick T-shirt, Jennifer, who has been to see the rapper eight times and is a massive supporter of the artists on his Top Dawg Entertainment label, wrote on Instagram, “So about last night … lol. 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. I’ve been to every show Kendrick has had in Dallas including the first one that even he forgot about lol and one in Austin. That’s 8 shows and not including the other TDE artists shows. 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. None of them have ever treated me like a stranger or a charity case lol. I didn’t meet them because I’m in a wheelchair. I just know great people (shout out to @bluethegreat for the initial in person introduction to Dot & Q). 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! #tde.”