On Wednesday afternoon, Kendrick Lamar arrived at Columbia University for the annual Pulitzer Prize luncheon, where he was honored for his award in the music category for last year’s Damn .
Lamar, who made history when he became the first hip-hop artist to receive the honor, was such an anticipated guest that there was a welcoming committee awaiting him before he even entered the building, according to TMZ . Their photos show the Compton rapper smiling with Mia Farrow, whose son Ronan received a public service award for his reporting on Harvey Weinstein.
One of the people he greeted was Pulitzer Prize administrator Dana Canedy, who became the first African-American woman to hold the position when she was selected last year. Canedy tweeted out her enthusiasm: “Damn.! ”, she said, referring to the title of K. Dot’s prize-winning album. A young boy
(possibly Canedy’s son, Jordan?) stood beside her, equally transfixed.
K. Dot today, Pusha-T tomorrow.
By Jasmine Sanders