Kendrick Lamar Rocks the Nike Cortez & More Sneaker Style at the 2017 MTV VMAs

Yesterday, Kendrick Lamar announced he was team Nike, so it’s not exactly a surprise that the rapper is sporting the Cortez sneaker at tonight’s MTV VMAs.

“Cortez. Since day one.     the rap superstar — who has collaborated with Reebok in the past — tweeted Saturday afternoon.

The Compton, Calif.-based artist — who is up for eight awards tonight, including artist and video of the year — sported an all-white version of the classic sneaker, paired with a black coat and matching trousers.

kendrick lamar, nike cortez, mtv vmas Kendrick Lamar wearing Nike Cortez sneakers at the VMAs. REX Shutterstock

Also donning kicks for the evening is “American Teen” singer-songwriter Khalid. Dressed in a slightly distressed orange sweater and black pants — the 19-year-old “Best New Artist” nominee completed his look with army green sock-sneakers.

mtv vmas, khalid, sock-sneakers Khalid wearing army green sock-sneakers at the VMAs. REX Shutterstock

Meanwhile, Lil Yachty stepped out in retro-inspired white sneakers, paired with a red v-neck sweater and khakis for a normcore vibe.

Click through the gallery to see more celebrities in sneakers at the 2017 MTV VMAs.

lil yachty, vmas red carpet Lil Yachty wearing white sneakers on the red carpet at the VMAs.

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