It’s been a busy week for Kendrick after his Glastonbury headline performance as well as making an appearance at Baby Keem’s London show this week. But Tiffany & Co were the stars behind the design for the Kendrick Lamar’s “Crown of Thorns”.
Lamar’s performance at Glastonbury last weekend saw him take to the stage wearing a crown of thorns which featured 8,000 cobblestone micro pavé diamonds. This was the Pulitzer Prize–winning rapper’s Glastonbury debut as he headlined the Pyramid Stage and wrapped up the festival on Sunday night whilst rocking the headpiece.
Together with his longstanding artistic partner Dave Free, the headgear was created over the course of ten months. The design, according to Free, is “a divine portrayal of hood principles delivered from a digestible youthful lens.” You can view more about the creation below:
On the cover of his fifth studio album, named Mr Morale & The Big Steppers, Kendrick Lamar is donning the same diamond-encrusted crown of thorns which sparked thousands of Reddit threads. On June 23, Kendrick wore his crown while giving a live tribute to the late Virgil Abloh at the Louis Vuitton menswear show in Paris, which would be the crown’s first prominent public appearance. And now, we’ve seen it again at Glastonbury.
Additionally, to cap out the gig at Electric Brixton last night, Lamar joined his cousin Baby Keem, who was absent from Glastonbury, on stage. You can watch glimpses of ecstatic fans below.
It was surely a night to remember.
To discover more about Tiffany’s recent exhibition, see here.