Longtime fan Jennifer Phillips, a quadriplegic, who was injured in a car accident, got to meet Lamar who surprised her with the van.
Kendrick Lamar is giving back again, this time gifting a fan with a wheelchair-accessible van.
Jennifer Phillips, a quadriplegic injured a decade ago in a car accident, launched a GoFundMe in April to raise money for a van. Phillips, a longtime fan of Lamar, was invited backstage during Lamar’s DAMN. tour stop in Dallas, where he revealed to Phillips that he a purchased the van.
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.
Lamar also gifted Phillips a signed jacket with a personal note that read, "Thank you for always supporting me. Your a inspiration for me. You are strong and positive. You're kind and beautiful. For all the years of inspiring me, the least I can do is make sure you're comfortable driving in the city. A gift from me to you. You're always appreciated! — K. Lamar.”
Phillips shared the moment on Instagram, writing, “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.”
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
Lamar also donated $50,000 to his alma mater Centennial High School in 2015— he also invited students from the school to the Grammys last year.