"This is our music..."
Kendrick Lamar

Kendrick Lamar delivered a storming performance at the BET Awards earlier this week, blazing through 'To Pimp A Butterfly' single 'Alright' on top of a vandalised police car.

Fans loved it - Fox News, however, did not. The hosts of The Five poured over the BET Awards ceremony, and pointed out Kendrick Lamar for severe criticism.

Host Geraldo Rivera said: "This is why I say that hip-hop has done more damage to young African Americans than racism in recent years."

TMZ caught up with Kendrick Lamar, who said: "How can you take a song that's about hope and turn it into hatred?"

The rapper then added: "The message, the overall message, is we gonna be all right. It's not the message, we gonna kill people."

"This is our music. This is us expressing ourselves," he continued. "Rather (than) going out here and doing the murders myself, I want to express myself in a positive light the same way other artists are doing. Not going out in the streets, go in the booth and talking about the situation and hoping these kids can find some type of influence on it in a positive manner."

"Coming from these streets and coming from these neighborhoods, we're taking our talents and putting 'em inside the studio."

Watch the BET Awards performance below.

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