Kendrick Lamar got the Grammys off to a politically charged start with a little help from U2 and Dave Chappelle

NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 28: Recording artist Kendrick Lamar (C) performs onstage during the 60th Annual GRAMMY Awards at Madison Square Garden on January 28, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images for NARAS)

Kendrick Lamar kicked off the Grammys with a powerful political performance — and he had a little help from Irish rockers U2 and comedian Dave Chappelle.

Lamar performed his song “XXX” from his album “Damn” surrounded by dancers dressed in military uniforms with the American flag waving on a screen behind them.

 

Bono and The Edge from U2 then came onto the stage as Lamar began performing  “DNA.”

Chappelle then joined the trio on stage and said “Hi. I’m Dave Chappelle. And I just wanted to remind the audience that the only thing more frightening than watching a black man be honest in America is being an honest black man in America. Sorry for the interruption. Please continue.”

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In the next part of his performance, Lamar rapped with a solo drummer, and later his dancers returned wearing red hoodies. As Lamar rapped, each of the dancers fell to the ground as gunshot sounds played over the performance. A few minutes later, Lamar would take home the Grammy for Best Rap/Sung Performance for his song “Loyalty,” featuring Rihanna.

Watch the entire performance below:

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