Kendrick Lamar had a very good night. In addition to kicking off the show with an amazing performance, the rapper walked away with six awards out of a field-leading eight nominations — including the top prize, video of the year for his hit “HUMBLE.” He launched into “DNA” with phenomenal force, eventually ending up in a ring of karate practitioners with a guy in the center breakdancing while on fire. Once he got onto “Humble”, the entire stage wall burst into flames as the stunt performers scrambled up and down the inferno.
He won Video of the Year, Best Hip-Hop Video, Best Direction, Best Art Direction, and Best Visual Effects. Watch his epic performance below and acceptance speech for best video.