Kendrick Lamar just accepted his Pulitzer Prize for Music today for his record DAMN., officially making him the first non-classical or jazz artist to receive the distinction.
2018 #Pulitzer Prize winner for Music @KendrickLamar being greeted by Pulitzer Administrator @DanaCanedy and her son as he arrived for the Pulitzer luncheon at @Columbia University. "Congratulations, we're both making history this year," said Canedy. pic.twitter.com/RrkmsshaJf
— The Pulitzer Prizes (@PulitzerPrizes) May 30, 2018
Ronan Farrow was also honored at the ceremony at Columbia University in New York City. He accepted the Pulitzer’s public service award for his reporting on the Harvey Weinstein sexual assault scandal, alongside New York Times writers Jodi Kantor and Megan Twohey. Ronan and his mom Mia Farrow posed for a pic with Kendrick:
There’s a video of the entire event on Facebook:
LIVE from Columbia University in the City of New York! The awards ceremony is starting now.
Posted by Pulitzer Prizes on Wednesday, May 30, 2018
Skip to 55:30 to see Kendrick up-close. He says of his history-making win: “It’s an honor. I’ve been writing my whole life, so to get this type of recognition – It’s beautiful.”
Yes, it is.