Kendrick Lamar says music is ‘all about feeling’ after seeing video of security guard crying

Kendrick Lamar says music is ‘all about feeling’ after seeing video of security guard bursting into tears at his concert as the rapper sang hit song ‘Love’: ‘That’s how you want everybody to receive your music’

  • Devyn Sanford was filmed crying at Kendrick Lamar’s Friday night show at the Toyota Center in Houston while the singer performed his hit song ‘Love’ 
  • It has since garnered millions of views and Lamar himself has seen it and is proud that his music was able to connect with the security guard
  • ‘At the end of the days, that’s how you want everybody to perceive your music, you know, make them feel good,’ he said after the show 
  • Sanford said he debated whether or not to just buy tickets or work the show, but said, regardless, the impact on him was the same 
  • He also said he was going through a ‘tumultuous time’ when the song came out in 2017 and it ‘bought me back’ to those feelings 
  • Lamar’s team has since reached out to Sanford and is reportedly going to send him merchandise and Sanford may get to speak with the singer himself 

Kendrick Lamar said music is ‘all about feeling’ after seeing a video of a security guard bursting into tears at his Houston concert. 

Lamar, 35, was performing his hit song ‘Love’ when security guard Devyn Sanford was caught on video emotionally wiping away tears as he bobbed his head to the beat and mouthed the lyrics. 

The 10-second clip ended with Sanford covering his mouth as he squeezed his eyes shut, completely overcome by emotions as he guarded the stage Friday night at the Houston Toyota Center. 

After the show, the 14-time Grammy award winner spoke with 12-year-old reporter Jazzy of Jazzy’s World TV, saying he saw the video and wondered ‘what he’s going through,’ but said that’s what music should do. 

‘At the end of the days, that’s how you want everybody to perceive your music, you know, make them feel good, make them feel like a moment they’re attached [to]. It can live forever,’ Lamar told Jazzy. 

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Kendrick Lamar, 35, (pictured on July 24) said music is 'all about feeling' after seeing a video of  security guard Devyn Sanford burst into tears at his Houston concert on Friday

Kendrick Lamar, 35, (pictured on July 24) said music is ‘all about feeling’ after seeing a video of  security guard Devyn Sanford burst into tears at his Houston concert on Friday 

Sanford (pictured) was overcome with emotions at the show after the song brought him back to the 'tumultuous times' he was going through in 2017, when the song was released

Sanford (pictured) was overcome with emotions at the show after the song brought him back to the ‘tumultuous times’ he was going through in 2017, when the song was released 

'I kind of just absorbed everybody's emotions and I was trying my best to hold it together, but I just kind of cried,' Sanford said

He also called Lamar one of his 'favorite artists'

‘I kind of just absorbed everybody’s emotions and I was trying my best to hold it together, but I just kind of cried,’ Sanford said. He also called Lamar one of his ‘favorite artists’

He went on to say that he wanted to be remembered for his ‘impact to inspire people’ and that many people go though ‘so many volatile situations’ and learn to navigate their emotions. 

‘Through my music, I want to make sure that’s the legacy – showing people how to communicate – and it’s okay if you’re not perfect, it’s about accepting the beauty of imperfection,’ he said. 

The moment was nearly missed as Sanford had considered not working that night and buying tickets to the concert instead. 

‘Kendrick Lamar is one of my favorite artist, so I made sure to be there,’ the security guard told Fox 26 Houston. ‘I kind of debated whether or not just to be buy tickets or work the show, and I decided to work it, and it still had the same impact.’ 

He revealed he had been ‘going through a tumultuous time in my life’ back in 2017 when the song was first released, and said it ‘brought me back.’ 

The song is about ‘unconditional love’ and Sanford said between the lyrics and the room’s energy, his emotions overtook him. 

Lamar, who spoke to 12-year-old reporter Jazzy (pictured together after the show), said he wanted his legacy to 'show people how to communicate' and to let people know 'it's okay if you're not perfect.' The 14-time Grammy winner's team has also reached out to Sanford and is reportedly sending him free merch

Lamar, who spoke to 12-year-old reporter Jazzy (pictured together after the show), said he wanted his legacy to ‘show people how to communicate’ and to let people know ‘it’s okay if you’re not perfect.’ The 14-time Grammy winner’s team has also reached out to Sanford and is reportedly sending him free merch 

Sanford told Fox 26 Houston that despite his best efforts, he could not help but cry during the emotional moment at the Kendrick Lamar concert

Sanford told Fox 26 Houston that despite his best efforts, he could not help but cry during the emotional moment at the Kendrick Lamar concert

‘I kind of just absorbed everybody’s emotions and I was trying my best to hold it together, but I just kind of cried,’ he told Fox 26 Houston. 

Since the concert, Sanford had garnered worldwide attention and Lamar’s team has since reached out to him, he claimed. 

‘They want to send me some free merch and I think I get to talk to him, or something. I’m not really sure,’ he told Fox 26 Houston. ‘I’m still trying to process it all.

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