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Kendrick Lamar performs “These Walls” on Ellen — watch

on May 27, 2015, 3:20pm

Kendrick Lamar is just a few months removed from the release of his earth-shattering album To Pimp a Butterfly, which made his recent set at Sasquatch! quite surprising. The Compton MC performed one and only one album track during his performance (in the form of “Alright”), a decision which drew the ire of fans and critics alike. Kendrick was quick to deliver a mea culpa, however, as he performed “These Walls” during an appearance on Ellen DeGeneres’ daytime TV show on Wednesday.

Once he was finished, the camera pulled back to reveal a portrait of Kendrick’s performance, painted as it happened. Ellen, herself a noted fan of Kendrick, then spoke to the MC about his new album, recent collaboration with Taylor Swift, and more.

Catch the replay below.

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