Kendrick Lamar surprises fan with a wheelchair-accessible van

Kendrick Lamar takes care of his fans.

During a show in Dallas over theweekend, the rapper noticed Jennifer Phillips (who uses a wheelchair) in the crowd and invited herbackstage to hang out after the concert.He signed merch for her, posed for pics, and just generally treated her to a surprise VIP experienceenough for the story to get some viral traction.

What somebloggers didn’t realize was that Lamar’s autograph contained a touching message. Phillips has been working to raise money for a van that canaccommodate her wheelchair, and unbeknownst to her, Lamardecided her fundraising was overhe offered to pay forthe van outright.

In Sharpie on a jacket, the rapper (who has the best-selling album of 2017 right now) wrote:

Thank you for always supporting me. Your a inspiration for me. You are strong and positive. Your kind and beautiful. For all the years of inspiring me, the least I can do is make sure your comfortable driving the city. A gift from me to you. Your always appreciated!!!

He then handed her the shirt and asked her to read it. Needless to say, the gesture was life-changing for Phillips, who has been a quadriplegic since 2007.

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

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After a few days of media coverage, Phillips noticed writers wereleaving out the best part of the story (ie: the van), so she hopped on Twitter Monday asking that everyone, “Give him some props pls”because fandom never sleeps, people.

It doesn’t get better than this.

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