A tearful security guard at a Kendrick Lamar concert in Houston, Texas captivated TikTok, and now the famous rapper has responded.
The TikTok video shared by Dejaih Smith shows Devyn Sanford wiping away tears as Lamar raps “Love” during the Friday, July 22 show at Toyota Center.
Sanford was working security at the venue and turned his back on the rapper, but he liked the song.
“This song means EVERYTHING to me and I was feeling the emotions of everyone around me,” Sanford commented on the TikTok post, which had over 11 million views as of July 27. “I really love getting paid to do this.”
Lamar also took note, yelling at the security guard as he was interviewed after his weekend performance at Rolling Loud Miami.
“To see this – and yell at him, by the way – because I saw it, bro. I was like, man, I wonder what he’s going through? Lamar told young reporter Jazlyn Guerra. But ultimately, that’s how you want everyone to receive your music. And make them feel good, make them feel like it’s a time they bond. He can live forever.
In his song “Love,” Lamar describes his feelings for Whitney Alford, his fiancée and former high school sweetheart.
Sanford told KRIV that he was overwhelmed with emotions when the song was performed, as it reminded him of the tough times he went through in 2017 when the song was released.