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Kendrick Lamar Surprises Graduates With Inspiring Speech at Compton College’s Graduation Ceremony

Kendrick Lamar surprises the Compton Graduation Ceremony and delivered a heart touching speech.

Kendrick Lamar Inspires Compton College Graduates

On Friday June 7 Kendrick Lamar blessed the Compton College graduation ceremony and shared some wise and inspiring words to the students. In the video Kendrick Lamar made an unexpected public appearance to Salute the graduates on their commitment and dedication and for respresenting Compton with proud accomplishments.

“I wanted to come out here just to tell y’all how much I appreciate y’all. I’m proud of the city of Compton, I’m proud of Compton College, most importantly I’m proud of the graduates out here,” he said at the 41-minute mark in the clip below. “I know what it takes. You had a lot of hardship, not only in your house, in your communities, but most importantly, in yourself, and that’s the toughest thing to overcome. We still growing day by day, brick by brick, making sure we develop, not only in physical form but in the spiritual as well.”

K-Dot told the graduates their degree at Compton College is bigger than any degree they will get at another institution.

“This degree you have here is just as big as any degree,” he said. “I don’t care what school, I don’t care what institution. Compton College. Compton degree is just as big.”

Kendrick also reminded the graduating class that the true journey begins now. Emphasizing the difficulties they will confront, the Pulitzer Prize-winning rapper encouraged them to maintain a strong faith and keep God close to their hearts as they embark on this new chapter of their lives.

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