Those who attended the Glastonbury Festival in England recently were treated to an iconic performance by Kendrick Lamar.
The only thing that outshone him on the stage was his headwear – a custom crown of thorns designed by Tiffany & Co. that's set with 8,000 diamonds and priced at an estimated $3 million!
Per Vogue, it took four craftsmen more than 1,300 hours – or 55 full days – just to arrange the diamonds and even longer for all the "components" together.
Before his Glastonbury set, Kendrick debuted the crown in promo photos for his album 'Mr. Morale & the Big Steppers' and again during his performance at Louis Vuitton's Paris Fashion Week show where he paid tribute to the late Virgil Abloh and rapped songs like "N95" and "Rich Spirit."
Alexandre Arnault, executive vice president at Tiffany & Co., said in a statement, "Kendrick Lamar represents the artistry, risk-taking creativity and relentless innovation that has also defined Tiffany & Co. for nearly two centuries. We are proud and incredibly excited to work with a visionary like Kendrick in realizing his vision for the crown."
K.Dot also turned heads with the outspoken finale of his festival show. With blood dripping down from his crown, he shouted again and again, "They judge you, they judge Christ! Godspeed for women's rights!" (Jesus is said to have worn a crown of thorns at his crucifixion.)
Fans of K.Dot know his catalog is filled with references to Jesus and Christianity. The video for "N95" even shows the 35-year-old floating above water in a crucified pose.
But in the intro of "Savior," he reminds listeners that rappers and celebs shouldn't be praised as godlike figures: "Kendrick made you think about it, but he is not your savior / Cole made you feel empowered, but he is not your savior / Future said, 'Get a money counter,' but he is not your savior / 'Bron made you give his flowers, but he is not your savior."