Kendrick Lamar has celebrated his sister’s graduation from college by playing his role of a supportive big brother during her ceremony over the weekend.
Kayla Duckworth graduated with a B.A Marketing degree from the University of Arizona Global Campus in Glendale, Arizona on Sunday (May 21), and K. Dot stopped by the ceremony to pose for some pics with his baby sister.
The Compton rap star has long been a doting big bro, especially when it comes to graduations. When Kayla graduated from high school back in 2017, Kendrick copped her a brand new silver Toyota Camry to mark the occasion.
“Thank you big brother for my graduation gift!” she wrote on Instagram at the time.
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Kendrick has also shouted out Kayla numerous times in his music over the years. He added her laugh at the end of “Black Friday,” and on the Section.80 cut “Keisha’s Song (Her Pain),” Kendrick said he played his then 11-year-old sister the song as soon as he wrote it.
In other Kendrick Lamar news, the Pulitzer Prize-winner recently linked up with Beyoncé for a surprise remix of her Renaissance track “America’s Got a Problem.”
K. Dot proclaimed on his guest verse to be an honorary member of the “Beyhive” and shared his thoughts on the growing trend of AI technology in music, rapping: “Even AI gotta practice clonin’ Kendrick/ The double entendre, the encore remnants/ I pop like ten men, the opps need ten men.”
As for his most recent album, Mr. Morale & The Big Steppers, the project recently gained another impressive accolade after remaining on the Billboard 200 for one whole year.
The project — Kendrick’s final release on TDE — debuted at No. 1 on the chart with 295,000 album-equivalent units in its first week back in May 2022. Although it has yet to receive a plaque from the RIAA, Chart Data reported last October that it surpassed one million units in the U.S., making it eligible for platinum certification.
In April, it was also reported that Kung Fu Kenny’s subsequent Big Steppers Tour bested Drake as the highest-grossing rap tour, pulling in over $110 million from 929,000 tickets across 73 shows.