Rapper Kendrick Lamar announces that he is bringing his worldwide tour to Australia and New Zealand and will play shows in December

Kendrick Lamar will return to Australia and New Zealand for shows in December.

The American rapper, 34, announced his return Down Under – almost four years since he headed to Splendor in the Grass in 2018.

Kendrick will play shows in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth and Auckland, alongside his cousin and protégé, Baby Keem.

Down Under: American rapper Kendrick Lamar, 34, has announced that he will be touring Australia this year for shows as part of his worldwide tour through the country’s capitals. Image: in 2019

Pre-sale tickets will be available from May 19, with general admission tickets available the next day for fans of the rap star.

The rapper – who won the Pulitzer Prize for Music in 2018 – will be on the road in support of his album Mr. Morale & The Big Steppers.

The tour itself will be part of a worldwide tour for the superstar, which includes dates in the United States and Europe.

Kendrick Lamar Australian shows

– Perth, December 1: RAC Arena

– Melbourne, December 4: Rod Laver Arena

– Sydney, December 8: Qudos Bank Arena

– Brisbane, December 12: Brisbane Entertainment Center

– Auckland, December 16: Spark Arena

This comes amid many reactions on social media on his track Auntie Diaries in which he raps about his transfamily members.

The song was widely praised on the internet, however, there were also opponents who accused him of abusing his relatives with pronouns and also repeated use of an LGBTQ sur.

Kendrick begins by rapping Auntie Diaries: ‘My aunt is a man now / I think I’m old enough to understand now.’

He went on to say that his classmates in elementary school could not understand his uncle’s transition, but that did not stop their relationship from growing.

Kendrick went on to say that his’ favorite cousin ‘followed the same path as his uncle when he rapped:’ Demetrius is now Mary-Ann / He’s more confident to live his plan now / But the family is in disbelief this time . ‘

He went on to say that he accepted his trans family members when he declared: ‘The day I chose humanity over religion / The family came closer, it was all forgiven.’

Masterpiece: Kendrick released his sixth studio album which resulted in a lot of reactions on social media on his track Auntie Diaries in which he raps about his transfamily members

Masterpiece: Kendrick released his sixth studio album which resulted in a lot of reactions on social media on his track Auntie Diaries in which he raps about his transfamily members

On the Road: The rapper - who won the Pulitzer Prize for Music in 2018 - will be on the road in support of his album Mr.  Morale & The Big Steppers.  The tour itself will be part of a worldwide tour for the superstar, which includes dates in the United States and Europe

On the Road: The rapper – who won the Pulitzer Prize for Music in 2018 – will be on the road in support of his album Mr. Morale & The Big Steppers. The tour itself will be part of a worldwide tour for the superstar, which includes dates in the United States and Europe

Because his use of an anti-LGBTQ smart was the center of much of the controversy, the winner of the 14-time Grammy Award explains its use in the lyrics of the song when he said, ‘I said that they’m F-bombs, I do not know better / Error, I do not think you would know otherwise.

‘Behold, I was taught that words were nothing more than a sound / If they were ever uttered without intent.’

Of course, the discussion on Twitter ranged from criticism to praise, when one of her cheers expressed on the track: ‘Auntie Diaries is the first song in great support of the trans community of a rap artist as big as Kendrick and I Can’t say how happy I am for it. ‘

Mr Morale & The Big Steppers can be streamed on all music platforms.

Bond: Kendrick is seen with his fiancée and mother of two of his children Whitney Alford in February 2016

Bond: Kendrick is seen with his fiancée and mother of two of his children Whitney Alford in February 2016

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