2013 AMAs: Kendrick Lamar Performs “Swimming Pools (Drank)”

Kendrick Lamar was only up for one 2013 American Music Award, and he didn’t win. The favorite rap/hip-hop album award went to Macklemore and Ryan Lewis for The Heist. (Don’t worry Kendrick, there’s always the Grammys.) But the night wasn’t a complete wash for the Black Hippy rapper. K. Dot took to the AMA stage and performed his good kid, m.A.A.d city track “Swimming Pools (Drank).” Kendrick, who is currently on the road opening for Kanye West on his Yeezus tour, wasn’t done there. He segued into his smooth rap “Poetic Justice” alongside newly minted TDE artist SZA. Watch below.