Kendrick Lamar to Celebrate Juneteenth with First Show Post-Drake Feud

Published June 6, 2024

Kendrick Lamar, after coming out on top in the year's most intense rap battle, is set to perform live for Juneteenth in Inglewood, California. The event, titled 'The Pop Out — Ken & Friends', is Lamar's first Southern California appearance following his headline-making dispute with fellow artist Drake. Despite the excitement, the full list of performers is still under wraps.

Highly Anticipated Return

Lamar's return to the stage on June 19 will take place at the Forum, in collaboration with his label and creative agency, pgLang, along with Free Lunch. This marks a significant moment as Lamar and Drake recently drew attention with a series of diss-tracks that not only dominated music charts but also cemented their standing in hip-hop history.

The Feud in Retrospect

The contention between Lamar and Drake began with Lamar's pointed verses on Future and Metro Boomin’s track 'Like That,' igniting a clash between two titans of the rap world. The battle saw both artists release aggressive tracks, with Lamar’s cuts like 'Euphoria' and 'Meet the Grahams' adding a harsh edge to the conflict. Drake responded with his own tracks but eventually conceded with 'The Heart Part 6.'

Amidst their rivalry, there were incidents of harassment at Drake's Toronto home, heightening the drama. Fans and commentators alike are now curious about how the two artists will move forward following the highly publicized beef.

Potential Guest Appearances

While specifics are pending, there's speculation around possible guests for the Juneteenth show. DJ Mustard, a noted collaborator on one of Lamar’s tracks, is among the potential lineup, especially with his new album slated for release this summer.

Ticket sales for the event are already underway, with general admission opening soon.

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