The pop star cheered on her "Bad Blood" collaborator at the Grammys on Monday

By Nick Maslow
October 05, 2016 02:19 PM

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Kendrick Lamar‘s biggest cheerleader at the Grammy Awards? Taylor Swift!

Despite having just opened the show with her epic performance of “Out of the Woods,” Swift was front row and center when Lamar’s opus To Pimp A Butterfly won best rap album in Los Angeles Monday.

Lamar, 28, made his way to the stage as Swift, 26, threw her hands in the air and screamed for her "Bad Blood" collaborator. (The pair also won the award for best music video ahead of the telecast for “Bad Blood.”)

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In his acceptance speech, Lamar – who was nominated for 11 Grammys this year, a feat only outdone by Michael Jackson – thanked God and dedicated the win to his parents Kenny and Paula Duckworth, “who gave me the responsibility of knowing and understanding of accepting the good with the bad.”

He continued: “I will always love you for that.”

Then Lamar thanked his fiancée Whitney Alford, saying, “I will always love you for supporting me and keeping me motivated to be the best person.”

The "Alright" Grammy winner went on to thank his family at Top Dawg Entertainment and the record label’s founder Anthony Tiffith for “taking these kids out of the projects, outta Compton and putting them right here on this stage to be the best they can be.”

Lamar added: “We ain’t never forget that.”