Kendrick Lamar is being widely praised for his phenomenal Grammy performance by critics and fans alike (myself included). But, you know that greatness comes with a price tag and now this director is claiming that Kendrick might have took the concept from a musical he directed…hit the jump.

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Director Wendel Patrick is accusing Kendrick Lamar and his performers of stealing the concept from the musical, ‘The Last Jimmy’:

“I had the honor of musical directing Dice Raw’s “The Last Jimmy” at Grand Performances in Los Angeles last July. There were about 3000 people in attendance. We had musicians in what appeared to be gold jail cells (check), dancers in prison outfits (check), Dice paraded out in chains around his wrists (check), African dance transition (check) large backscreen projecting Africa (check).”

“I have mixed feelings. The performance last night was great, and, if the elements were copied, I doubt Kendrick would have had any knowledge of it. I just don’t want to see what “The Last Jimmy” creator Phillip Brown and Dice Raw have worked for for three years just be taken from them simply because someone has enough resources to take an idea and present to a much much larger group of people, said Patrick.”

Maybe “stolen” would be the wrong term to use…maybe Kendrick is paying homage to the musical if he did in fact take the idea from ‘The Last Jimmy’. We’ll just have to wait and see what Kendrick has to say on the matter.

What do you think? Check the gallery above for the director’s post.