After performing "These Wall's" on the Ellen DeGeneres show, Kendrick Lamar discussed the honor he felt in receiving the Generational Icon Award. Ellen told the Compton native about how she loves his art and feels like he is such a great role model and inspiration for everyone, but most importantly the rough neighbourhood's where he acme from. Kendrick thanked his parents and said they really moulded him to take negative and positive experiences and to do things the right way. Kendrick said he was truly honored to receive the award because "I know there's a lot of kids in the neighbourhood that's watching TV and saying 'you know what? I want to be a positive influence just like Kendrick Lamar' or whoever 's out there doing something for the good of the culture and for music."