Kendrick Lamar Plays Principal At Rhode Island High School


Mount Pleasant High School put English class on hold for a different type of poetic justice on Friday. Kendrick Lamar took time from his world tour to play principal at the Providence, Rhode Island high school.

The school was awarded a visit from K. Dot after winning the Get Schooled National Attendance Challenge (and they didn’t have to wait for hours for the “Backseat Freestyle” rapper to show up.) “Without education you don’t have anything,” Kendrick told the teens. “My teachers were great positive influences in my life. My middle school English teacher was probably the reason I became a rapper. He used to encourage me to write poetry and would challenge me, which helped me improve my vocabulary and made me enjoy writing.”