A $3M Headpiece — Everything You Need To Know About Kendrick Lamar's Crown
After a five-year hiatus, Kendrick Lamar burst back into music with his album Mr. Morale & the Big Steppers.
With popular commentary suggesting this is his most vulnerable and transparent album, K-Dot's latest musical effort didn't come without its fair share of hidden messages and deep meanings.
At the top of that list was the cover art, most notably, the diamond-encrusted crown he's been wearing since he announced the album
Looking to figure out the infatuation and reasoning behind the crown, Lamar and his team have dropped some breadcrumbs about it.
The obvious parallel with Kendrick's crown is its similarity to the one worn by Jesus during the crucifixion
Kendrick denies being anyone's spiritual leader, but I did peep the songs "Savior" and "Crown" on the latest album. Maybe it is an ode to him being a king?
Kendrick has recorded two songs with King references, "King Kunta" and "King's Dead." Both songs speak to the struggles and triumphs of Black leaders. Could his crown-wearing be his own messaging about his place in society or the rap game?
The creation of Kendrick's crown was not a solo effort. The now staple piece was a collaboration between K-Dot, his creative director Dave Free, and Tiffany & Co.
Dave Free explained to Vogue that the crown is "a godly representation of hood philosophies told from a digestible youthful lens."