Kendrick Lamar put on an intense and politically charged performance, which included footage of Fox News host Bill O’Reilly, for just a few hundred fans at the Faena Dome Miami Beach on Thursday night.
As black-and-white video projected across the entire inside of the dome bore down on the audience, Lamar and his band played a 75-minute set that included hits “m.A.A.d city City,” “i” and “Bitch, Don’t Kill my Vibe.”
As Lamar began, the film opened with a giant projection of Oprah Winfrey’s face and then featured throughout the performance looped images of African-American heroes including Mike Tyson, Michael Jordan, Muhammad Ali, James Brown and Tupac Shakur.
Then, in what must surely be O’Reilly’s Art Basel debut, a particularly intense section of the film showed the “O’Reilly Factor” host’s infamous “We’ll do it live!” meltdown on “Inside Edition” contrasted with Snoop Dogg silently sitting in court on drug charges.Modal Trigger
Photo projections at Kendrick Lamar’s showPhoto: Getty ImagesBut perhaps the most visually pummeling moment showed seemingly endless loops of a car crash and a fight from “The Jerry Springer Show” together.