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Kendrick Lamar gives fan a life-changing gift

July 18, 2017

Kendrick Lamar just gave one of his biggest fans a wheelchair-accessible van.

Kendrick Lamar’s generosity knows no bounds – he’s got magnanimity inside his DNA… in addition to all that other stuff.

During a Damn tour stop in Dallas, Kendrick met with Jennifer Phillips, a quadriplegic fan who has been using a wheelchair since she got into a  severe car accident back in 2007 and suffered a spinal injury. While serious, her situation hasn’t kept her from earning her college degree or attending eight prior Kendrick shows, but, as she’s said, the one thing she’s always needed to improve her quality of life is a modified, wheelchair-accessible van that would let her get around more regularly.

Last year, Phillips started a GoFundMe page, looking for financial support to gain just that. Now, the page and campaign no longer necessary, because Kendrick stepped in for his greatest fan, and, yep, he just outright purchased a van, and gifted it to Phillips before his show:

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.

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“For all the years of inspiring me, the least I can do is make sure you’re comfortable driving the city. A gift from me to you. You’re always appreciated!” Kendrick wrote to Phillips on an autographed Damn jacket, which was posted to social media. In addition to the van, Phillips was also gifted a custom Dallas Mavericks jersey from Top Dawg Entertainment founder Dave Free.

“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,” Phillips wrote on Instagram. “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!”

 

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