After spending more than a year trying to raise enough money to get a specially outfitted van, a Kendrick Lamar fan got the ultimate gift from the socially conscious rapper.
Lamar presented Jennifer Phillis with a signed jacket after his Dallas concert Friday, July 14. The apparel included a message from the rapper telling Phillips, a quadriplegic, that he would pay for her newly equipped van. Phillips, who XXL reported was in a car accident a decade ago, has been a huge fan of Lamar and his fellow Top Dawg Entertainment label artists.
As a result, Phillips was able to deactivate her long-standing GoFundMe campaign, which had raised $4,000.
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.
Phillips proudly showed off the TDE apparel on which Lamar also wrote how much he appreciated her support throughout the years.
“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,” Phillips wrote of her dedication. “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 eight 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.”
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