The “Curse” artist accepted the Pulitzer Prize for music on Wednesday, May 30, 2018.
Kendrick Lamar received the Pulitzer Prize in music for his album “Damn.” on Wednesday.
Lamar was the first rapper in history to be given the award. Previous recipients included Bob Dylan, Hank Williams and Duke Ellington.
Twitter video shows Lamar, 30, receiving a standing ovation for the walk to the podium at Columbia University.
Although he did not deliver a speech in which he shared his feelings during the presentation of the Facebook live video stream, according to Entertainment Tonight.
“It is an honor,” said Lamar. “Writing my whole life, so to get this kind of recognition is nice.”
What y’all wanted… @kendricklamar pic.twitter.com/Lbjv3xCezl
— John Archibald (@JohnArchibald) 30 May 2018
Lamar was certainly greeted with warm greetings and smiles during the ceremony. He even posed for a selfie with CNN anchor Don Lemon.
“Congratulations @KendrickLamar on your @PulitzerPrizes award”, Lemon captioned the happy picture.
The album was also well celebrated in this year’s Grammy awards, BET Hip Hop Awards, American Music Awards and more.
In addition to the Pulitzer winner headline Hot 97 Summer Jam music festival on June 10.
This story was previously published in the New York Post.