As part of the Get Schooled Celebrity Principals for the Day program, Kendrick Lamar served as the principal for the day at Mount Pleasant High School in Providence, Rhode Island on Friday. He spoke to the 1000-something students at the school about importance of education and also later joined them for a few photos.
“Without education you don’t have anything,” said Kendrick, who was a 4.0 student at Centennial High School in L.A. and was the first in his family to graduate from high school. “My teachers were great positive influences in my life. My middle school English teacher was probably the reason I became a rapper. He used to encourage me to write poetry and would challenge me, which helped me improve my vocabulary and made me enjoy writing.”
Watch some footage from the event after the break.