It’s official: Kendrick Lamar joins Abu Dhabi Grand Prix line up

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We called it…

Seven-time Grammy Award-winning artist Kendrick Lamar is confirmed to join this year’s Abu Dhabi Grand Prix. 

This morning we speculated the award winning rapper would join the line up, after Yas Marina Circuit Twitter began dropping some hints. 

With a total of three clues, we were sure all signs pointed to Kendrick Lamar.

The first clue, a colloquial name for a Mercedes, which is ‘Benz’, referenced the lyric in Lamar’s collaboration with A$AP Rocky, ‘Girl, I’m Kendrick Lamar, Benz to me is just a car’.

Clue two was revealed to be someone in their ‘element’. Element is one of Lamar’s latest releases off his fourth studio album. 

The third clue, referencing the number of Grammys the artist has won, can only be ‘seven’. 

The fourth and final clue, of 13 letters, indeed adds up to Kendrick Lamar. 

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The rapper joins DJ Calvin Harris, popstar Pink and indie rock band Mumford and Sons to complete the line up. Harris is playing on Thursday November 23, Mumford on Saturday November 25 and Pink on Sunday November 26: this leaves Friday night for Lamar to perform.

The 2017 Yasalam After-Race Concerts will run from November 23 to 26 this year. Remember, as always, you can’t actually buy tickets to these concerts – they come as part of the Formula 1 race tickets, which you can buy here.

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