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Despite the chilly weather Monday night in Atlanta, Kendrick Lamar brought the heat tonight in his halftime show during the College Football Playoff National Championship game.
Lamar delivered a rather tame, apolitical performance, albeit lip syncing for part of the medley, which included abbreviated versions of his DAMN. tracks "DNA," "Element" and "Humble," as well as the live debut of "All the Stars," his SZA collaboration from the upcoming Black Panther movie, for which he is co-producing the soundtrack.
As we previously mentioned, Lamar's performance took place at Centennial Olympic Park, which is a few blocks away from the Mercedes-Benz Stadium, where the game itself was held.
Donald Trump, who attended the big football game and has recently been caught up in a campaign to prove he is a "very stable genius," was apparently not feeling very brave tonight, as he left before halftime, perhaps to avoid a possible Lamar diss, which actually didn't materialize.
As Variance had first reported, ESPN had planned to show only a portion of Lamar's performance inside for attendees. The network ultimately gave those inside the arena a glimpse of less than five minutes of the show, which was shown on tape-delay.
Alabama defeated Georgia, 26-23 in overtime, during Monday night's Championship game, giving coach Nick Saban a fifth national title in nine seasons.
See Lamar's performance below.