Kendrick Lamar received his Pulitzer prize in New York City today! (May 30th)During the luncheon at Columbia University, he was gifted a medal for his music. At the event, administrator Dana Canedy shook his hand and said, “We’re both making history.” During his acceptance speech, Lamar said: “It’s an honor. Been writing my whole life, so to get this type of recognition is beautiful.”
With this major achievement, Lamar has officially become the very first rapper to be bestowed with the honor.
Take a look at some video clips and photos from his special day below!