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Who Is Kendrick Lamar, When Did Damn Win A Pulitzer Music Prize And What Happened In His Brits 2018 Performance?

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KENDRICK Lamar is on the path to dominate 2018 after an incredible 2017 that has left him a force to be reckoned with.

Here’s everything you need to know about the rapper who dominated at the Grammy’s, the 2018 Brit Awards and has now won a the Pulitzer music prize.

AP:Associated Press Kendrick Lamar is one of the biggest success stories of 2017

Who is Kendrick Lamar?

Kendrick Lamar is a 30-year-old musician who was born in Compton, California.

On launching his career, he was initially known under the stage name K-Dot, before returning to his given name.

His cousin, Nick Young, is a professional NBA player.

He is currently said to be worth $35million by the end of 2017, according to coed.com.

In 2018, Lamar became the first ever rapper to win the Pulitzer music prize.

What songs would I know from him?

Kendrick has released four studio albums throughout his career so far.

His most recent album, Damn, received high critical acclaim.

Section.80, Good Kid M.A.A.D City and To Pimp a Butterfly are his other releases.

Getty – Contributor The star has won a string of awards for his work – most recently 5 Grammys

How many Grammys has he won?

In 2018, Kendrick went home with five Grammys – only being beaten by Bruno Mars who went home with six.

This included best rap performance and best rap song for HUMBLE., best rap album for DAMN. and Best Rap/Sung Performance for LOYALTY. with Rihanna.

The wins were added to a staggering eleven wins he had already earned at the event over the years.

What did Kendrick win at the Brit Awards 2018?

At this year’s Brit Awards, Kendrick claimed the award for Best International Male Solo Artist.

He beat out the likes of Beck, Childish Gambino, DJ Khaled and Drake in the category.

Kendrick was nominated once before at the Brits for the same category in 2016, however, he lost out to Justin Bieber.

AFP or licensors Kendrick Lamar performed at the 2018 Brit Awards

What happened in his Brits 2018 performance?

Brit viewers were left furious when producers decided to mute Lamar’s performance.

The rapper’s highly anticipated appearance at the annual ceremony didn’t get off to a great start as it was blighted by technical difficulties.

As the 30-year-old lay on top of a large glass case containing an orange Lamborghini and a man sitting on its bonnet, the opening beats of his track kept stopping and starting as the crowd patiently waited.

After three attempts, it finally got going but fans had little time to rejoice as show bosses then muted the audio at regular intervals, clearly worried about some of the words and swearing in his song.

Taking to Twitter, viewers blasted the producers, with one writing: “What the hell happened at the start of that performance? And what was the point of smashing a lambo onstage n having half the song muted? mess #BRITs.”

Another added: “Love a good muted performance me. Luckily the guy smashing up the Lambo salvaged it. #Brits”.

Meanwhile a number of viewers questioned why the producers bothered to book performers like Kendrick, who are known for their explicit song lyrics.

One wrote: “Why invite artists who perform songs with certain profanities to perform then? I’m here to listen to music not look at ‘audio muted’.”

Another added: “What the hell is the point of putting Kendrick Lamar on when 50% of the song has to be muted out #BRITs”.

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Kim Kardashian Defends Kanye West’s Twitter Outbursts And Pro Trump Tweets – But Insiders Claims She’s Worried About His Mental Health

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KIM Kardashian has leapt to the defence of husband Kanye West after he sparked concerns for his mental health with a barrage of bizarre tweets.

The reality star, 37, made it clear she differs with the rapper on his views on President Trump after he posted a number of messages seemingly endorsing the US leader, but added he was entitled to his views.

Kim Kardashian has leapt to the defence of husband Kanye West after he sparked concerns for his mental health with a barrage of bizarre tweets

Taking to Twitter, Kim wrote: “He’s a free thinker, is that not allowed in America? Because some of his ideas differ from yours you have to throw in the mental health card? That’s just not fair.

“He’s actually out of the sunken place when he’s being himself which is very expressive.

“Now when he spoke out about Trump… Most people (including myself) have very different feelings & opinions about this. But this is HIS opinion. I believe in people being able to have their own opinions,even if really different from mine. He never said he agrees with his politics.”

She went on to say her husband was “years ahead of his time” and she loves him for his willingness to go against popular opinion.

Kanye famously met with Trump at Trump Towers in 2016 when he was President-elect.

Yesterday the 40-year-old referred to Trump as his brother, praised his energy and declared his love for the controversial leader.

Kardashian insiders say Kim is racked with worry behind the scenes, worrying Kanye could end up in hospital again.

A source told The Sun Online.“Kim is terrified that Kanye’s putting himself under way too much pressure with work and spending too long hours in the studio.”

 

“Kanye never stops working and now he has so many deadlines, he’s up at odd hours and she’s worried he’s not taking care of himself.”

Kanye has worried fans recently after going on a manic tweeting spree in which he announced he was working on five albums – either as an artist or producer – and recently hinted he was ready to run for president with ‘Kanye 2024’ posters.

He’s also stopped working with Justin Bieber’s manager Scooter Braun and his own longtime manager Izvor Zivkovic, tweeting yesterday: “I no longer have a manager, I can’t be managed”.

Close friend and radio host Ebro Darden also broadcast worrying audio of Kanye calling into his radio show sounding disorientated and confused where he repeated that he “loved” Ebro and sang a Stevie Wonder song.

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Fears for Sheridan Smith as she breaks down and weeps TWICE during Albert Hall gigs

TEARFUL Sherdian Smith sparked fears for her wellbeing after she broke down twice and struggled to finish songs at the Royal Albert Hall. The actress and singer admitted she “lost her mind” after a…

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TEARFUL Sherdian Smith sparked fears for her wellbeing after she broke down twice and struggled to finish songs at the Royal Albert Hall.

The actress and singer admitted she “lost her mind” after a “crazy” two years during a highly charged performance on Tuesday night.

 Sheridan Smith got teary on multiple occasions during her Royal Albert Hall concertGetty – Contributor Sheridan Smith got teary on multiple occasions during her Royal Albert Hall concert

She also blasted men before telling the sell-out London audience she had a secret boyfriend.

The Cilla star, 36, famously pulled out of West End show Funny Girl in 2016, later citing “stress and exhaustion”.

After singing the Gnarls Barkley hit Crazy, she said: “So guys I obviously sang that song because it’s been quite well documented that I lost my mind for a couple of years.”

The star, who split from model Graham Nation earlier this year, went on: “Do you know what really makes me crazy? I think you will understand, or I hope you girls will, but men, they send me up the wall.

 Fans were left worried after failing to complete songs on stage after admitting she 'lost her mind'Getty – Contributor Fans were left worried after failing to complete songs on stage after admitting she ‘lost her mind’  Sheridan Smith's on-stage antics raised eyebrows after her well-documented issues in the past two yearsGetty – Contributor Sheridan Smith’s on-stage antics raised eyebrows after her well-documented issues in the past two years

“But it’s true they play games don’t they? And I don’t mean KerPlunk. They play head games.”

The TV star joked that she was knocking back vodka and said at one point: “Oh dear, blubbing already and it’s still the first half.”

One audience member said: “Sheridan seemed very emotional. There were a lot of tears. Some songs she barely finished.”

She stunned the crowd after singing Dinner at Eight by saying: “It’s actually my boyfriend’s favourite.

 Sheridan Smith left slip that she has a new boyfriend after introducing a track as 'his favourite'Getty – Contributor Sheridan Smith left slip that she has a new boyfriend after introducing a track as ‘his favourite’  Sheridan Smith split from her inked-up model boyfriend Graham Nation last yearMagicmomentsUK Sheridan Smith split from her inked-up model boyfriend Graham Nation last year

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Who is Dan Edgar? TOWIE lad who split from co-star Amber Turner

CHEEKY Essex Lad Dan Edgar is known for his mega-watt smile and tumultuous love-life. Here’s the full lowdown on the Towie ladies’ man… Who is Dan Edgar and when did he join Towie…

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CHEEKY Essex Lad Dan Edgar is known for his mega-watt smile and tumultuous love-life.

Here’s the full lowdown on the Towie ladies’ man…

 Dan Edgar is back for series 22 of TowieGetty – Contributor Dan Edgar is back for series 22 of Towie

Who is Dan Edgar and when did he join Towie?

Dan Edgar, 27,  is a reality star from Essex.

Before joining the cast of Towie in 2015, Dan worked as an electrician and was in a relationship with Kate Wright for four years.

When he first joined the show, he became romantically linked with Towie castmates Jessica Wright and Lauren Pope – and was even a cause of a row between the two pals.

Dan’s ex Kate Wirght then joined the cast of Towie and the pair were on and off until she quit the show and began a relationship with former footballer Rio Ferdinand.

In March 2017 he was involved in a secret investment business that scammed customers out of over £450,000 by selling them dodgy coloured diamonds.

 Dan Edgar had a fling with Towie co-star Frankie GaffGetty Images – Getty Dan Edgar had a fling with Towie co-star Frankie Gaff

What happened between Dan Edgar and Amber Turner?

When Amber and Dan first met she was in a relationship with Jamie Reed.

Speaking exclusively to The Sun Online, she said: “Dan did turn my head and when I was with Jamie and that left me confused, but I absolutely never cheated on him in Tenerife.

“I would never do that, I’m a loyal person, and Dan had nothing to do with our break up.”

Dan and Amber then had an on-off relationship with neither of them willing to fully commit.

However Amber, with the help of her mum, ended things once and for all after Dan admitted sleeping with another woman behind Amber’s back.

But in March 2018 Amber said she still has feelings for him and wouldn’t rule out a reunion.

Meanwhile Dan has been on a double-date with new Towie girl Clelia Theodorou. 

 Dan tried to win Kate back in an adorable romantic stunt during the TOWIE Christmas specialThe Only Way Is Essex/ITVBe Dan tried to win Kate back in an adorable romantic stunt during the TOWIE Christmas special

What happened between Dan Edgar and Frankie Gaff?

Made In Chelsea’s Frankie Gaff had a steamy affair with Dan Edgar behind the back of her boyfriend, Jamie Lang.

They got together while on holiday in Ibiza while Jamie was back filming in England.

They were seen flirting on the Spanish party island, and they ended up at the same house party, where they shared a steamy smooch.

An onlooker told The Sun Online: “There’s a lot of chemistry there and they certainly looked like they were enjoying themselves.”

Representatives for Frankie and Dan both declined to comment.

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