Kendrick Lamar is out here doing good for the community like many other rappers.
Kendrick jumpstarted his string DAMN. pop up shops in Dallas on Friday. While there, he changed one fan’s life forever with a new gift.
A woman named Jennifer Phillips has been a quadriplegic since a crash in 2007 cause severe damage to her spine. That hasn’t stopped her from going to plenty of concerts, including eight of Kendrick Lamar’s and plenty more from Top Dawg Entertainment artists, she said on her Instagram.
Last year, though, Phillips started a GoFundMe page for a new modified van to help her get around. Her current van wouldn’t run in the rain, had no heat or air conditioning, loose headlights and plenty more problems. She raised a couple thousand dollars as of last week, but (you see where this is heading) Kendrick Lamar and TDE took it upon themselves to take care of the whole thing.
So @msj3nn has been around from day 1 supporting the homies in everything they’ve ever done. Today we changed her life the way she has changed ours and so many others. We no longer have to worry about that gofundme link in my bio because SHE’S GETTING A NEW MODIFIED VAN COURTESY OF KENDRICK AND TDE. WE LOVE YOU SO MUCH, JENN. Here’s a video of me losing my cool before getting her real reaction lol. DAMN.
In addition to the van, Kendrick gave Phillips a signed DAMN. t-shirt and a custom Dallas Mavericks jersey with DUCKWORTH on the back.
“I was a big fan of music and concerts before my injury but I never supported and loved a label like theirs before,” she said in an Instagram post. “Of course they have great music but they are also great people. None of them have ever treated me like a stranger or a charity case.”
— Jenn (@msj3nn) July 16, 2017
Bless Top and Kendrick, indeed. Congrats on your new van, Jenn.
So about last night… lol. If you know me or even just look in my Instagram profile for two minutes then you know I am a huge Kendrick Lamar and TDE fan/supporter for YEARS. I’ve been to every show Kendrick has had in Dallas including the first one that even he forgot about lol and one in Austin. That’s 8 shows and not including the other TDE artists shows. I was a big fan of music and concerts before my injury but I never supported and loved a label like theirs before. Of course they have great music but they are also great people. None of them have ever treated me like a stranger or a charity case lol. I didn’t meet them because I’m in a wheelchair. I just know great people (shout out to @bluethegreat for the initial in person introduction to Dot & Q). I never supported them for any benefits like this lol. Their music and shows were enough for me. But this is amazing and I thank you from the bottom of my heart. I love you all and always will. Thank God for you Kendrick and I will continue to pray for you. And like I said, next time I’m driving myself to your show lol. Thanks to the whole team! #tde