Kendrick Lamar Gives Disabled Fan Life-Changing Gift

by Miah Hardy

July 18, 2017

Photo by Shareif Ziyadat/Getty Images

The always humble Kendrick Lamar gave one of his super fans the gift of a lifetime.

Kendrick is signed to Top Dawg Entertainment (TDE) and Jennifer Phillips is a proud supporter, but after a 2007 car accident that caused a spinal cord injury, Jennifer became a quadriplegic.

Her disability didn’t prevent her from attending numerous Kendrick concerts and Jennifer caught up with K. Dot backstage during the Dallas stop of his DAMN. tour.

See the video of their interaction below.

A GoFundMe campaign was created in April to raise money for a new modified van for Jennifer, but Kendrick took care of that. In addition to a new van, Kendrick also gifted her with an autographed DAMN. jacket.

She opened up about the experience 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

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We love seeing this pattern of Black celebrities giving back to their communities and fans.

Keep changing lives Kendrick!

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