Kendrick Lamar Wore a Tiffany & Co. Crown of Thorns at Glastonbury

Words by
Lee Cassanell

27th June 2022

The artist wore the piece as he protested for women's rights. 

kendrick crown of thorns

According to Vogue, Kendrick Lamar wore a custom titanium and pavé diamond created in collaboration with the rapper and the jeweller Tiffany & Co. 

“Designed over the course of 10 months, the headpiece features 8,000 cobblestone micro pavé diamonds totalling more than 137 carats, and weighs around 200g. It required more than 1,300 hours of work by four craftsman to handset the diamonds.”

The Crown was the centrepiece to his finale on the Pyramid stage at Glastonbury - ending the song ‘Savior’ from his latest album Mr Morale & the Big Stepper  chanting “They judge you, they judge Christ. Godspeed for women’s rights!” - as blood trickled down his face. 

This change in lyrics was presumably in reference to the recent repeal of Roe  Vs Wade, which has led to the banning of abortion in several US states. 

CommentIng on the crown Alexandre Arnault, executive vice president, product and communication of Tiffany & Co said. 

“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 realising his vision for the crown.”