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Kendrick Lamar reduces security guard to tears during live performance

Metro logo Metro 7/25/2022 Robert Oliver
Kendrick stole the show at Glastonbury, now he’s stealing the hearts of security guards (Picture: Joseph Okpako/WireImage) © Provided by Metro Kendrick stole the show at Glastonbury, now he’s stealing the hearts of security guards (Picture: Joseph Okpako/WireImage)

After stealing the show at Glastonbury a month ago, Kendrick Lamar is now busy moving security guards to tears.

The Compton rapper is currently on his Big Steppers tour, which comes to the UK and Ireland in November, and he’s clearly having a big impact already.

Fans were recording the music star, 35, while he performed hit song Love at Houston’s Toyota Center, when they noticed a man weeping just off-stage.

In the video, the security guard can be seen wiping away the tears while quietly singing and moving along to the song from Kendrick’s 2017 album Damn.

Fans reacted to the tender moment by saying they knew how the guard felt. ‘[Love] had me [feeling] the same way when I heard it,’ one fan commented.

After being made aware of fans’ reactions to the video, the security guard, whose name is Devyn Sanford, surfaced on TikTok to share more love.

‘That’s me in the post, y’all’, he commented. ‘[Love] means EVERYTHING to me and I was feeling everybody around me’s emotions’.

Sanford continued by saying that he ‘definitely [loves] getting paid’ to experience concert performances of his favourite popstars.

More fans were eager to share their love for the clip, which was originally posted on Friday and went viral over the weekend.

‘I actually love this video’, another fan said. ‘You can see how deep the lyrics [are] and how much Kendrick helped him with this song’.

The security guard wipes away a tear … (Picture: TikTok/@Dehjaivu) © Provided by Metro The security guard wipes away a tear … (Picture: TikTok/@Dehjaivu) … before expertly gathering himself to sing along (Picture: TikTok/Dejaihvu) © Provided by Metro … before expertly gathering himself to sing along (Picture: TikTok/Dejaihvu)

Earlier this year, Kendrick scored his third consecutive number one album on the American Billboard charts with Mr. Morale & The Big Steppers.

And he’s currently in the opening stretch of a worldwide arena tour that will reach the UK in November and run all the way until December.

The tour began on July 19 in Oklahoma, shortly after Kendrick’s headline set at Glastonbury on June 26, during which he donned a crown of thorns.

Kendrick performing at the 2018 Grammys (Picture: Kevin Mazur/Getty/NARAS) © Provided by Metro Kendrick performing at the 2018 Grammys (Picture: Kevin Mazur/Getty/NARAS)

The Humble hitmaker finished the show by repeating the phrase ‘Godspeed for women’s rights’ in response to the overturning of Roe v. Wade in the US.

He then abruptly dropped his microphone and left the stage, covered in fake blood which had been dripping from the crown of thorns.

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The tour will finish in Auckland, New Zealand, by which point the tour will have run for 65 dates across three different continents.

Get tickets for The Big Steppers tour here.

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