The chart-topping hip-hop star collected half six awards including video of the Year for his ground breaking video “Humble.” This marks the first time that he has won the Video of the Year category.
It doesn’t come as much of a shock that Lamar ended up being the big winner of the evening, as he earned the most nominations when they were announced last month (he was up for eight). Before tonight, only one of Lamar’s clips had ever been named the winner, and that was just two years ago.
Lamar was up against some big records like Bruno Mars “24K Magic,” Alessia Cara’s “Scars To Your Beautiful,” The Weeknd’s “Reminder,” and DJ Khaled featuring Rihanna and Bryson Tiller’s “Wild Thoughts.” By the end of the show he won six of the eight making him the night’s biggest winner.
He also won a moon man for Best cinematography, Best hip hop Video, Best Cinematography, Best Direction, Best Art Direction, and Best Visual Effects.
“Glory be to god everytime for giving us these amazing talents like my man say I ain’t nothing without my team Dave Free,” Kendrick said while accepting his award. “I’ve been rocking with this guy since I was 14 years old, he has always been a visionary, we always put out hits together, and he is one of the greatest visionaries today in the game. Dave Myers come on man… I think me and Dave Fee been wanting to rock with you since we were 14 years old you know what am saying so thank you for allowing us to take our thoughts and our wild imaginations to the next level. This guy has always been a genius, true pleasure for real.”