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Back in August we reported on an interview Kendrick Lamar gave to TruthIsScary.com. During the interview K. Dot said that people were puppets in the political scheme of things and he saw no reason to vote.
My vote counts? I don’t do no voting. I will keep it straight up real with you. I don’t believe in none of the sh*t that’s going on in the world,” Kendrick said at the time. “If you talk with me, you'll be talking to me for hours because everything has a contradiction, everything is higher rankings and way beyond us, way beyond people. So basically, do what you do, do good with your people and live your life because what’s going on isn’t really in our hands. If it's not in the president's hands then it's definitely not in yours. When I say the president can’t even control the world, then you definitely know there’s something else that's out there that's really pushing the buttons. They could do whatever they want to do. Been doing it for years, we all puppets. Just play your cards right.”
The Compton rapper seems to have had a change of heart in the last couple of months. In a new interview with MTV's "Celebs Get Political" series, the 25-year old defended President Obama and said people need to take matters into their own hands if they want to see positive changes.
"I think we tend to put it in the hands of higher politics instead of doing for ourselves," Kendrick told MTV. "What made the most angriest, when something don't go right in their world you get people out here that wanna blame Obama. And I think that's corny. I think that's one of our biggest failures as a community... as a generation. Not wanting to go out and do four ourselves and just sit back and wait. And then when it not happen we point the finger. I think we really need to take matters into our own hands. Uplift our own community. Put money back in our own community and show these kids out here something different."