But back in current news, Kendrick Lamar broke Spotify’s single-day streaming record after 9.6 million people tuned in to his “challenging” third album, To Pimp a Butterfly. Speaking of his many fans, Lamar told The New York Times on Monday that, “I’m the closest thing to a preacher that they have.” But, he quickly added: “My word will never be as strong as God’s word. All I am is just a vessel, doing his work.”
Elsewhere on earth, Kanye is facing adversity (and a Change.org petition) from Glastonbury Festival fans and general Kanye haters after he was announced as the festival headliner on Monday. As of this writing, 49,341 rockists (and seemingly some other “ists”) have put their names to the document, demanding that Kanye be replaced with a “rock” band.