Kendrick Lamar and his crew swarmed our photog at LAX ... with hilarious results.
Taylor Swift's new BFF had just arrived when our photog hit him up with a question about Tupac ... but Kendrick turned it around in a big hurry.
Our guy Charlie got fully flustered as Kendrick and company fired off questions.
Kendrick's next move was interesting ... he gave Charlie the heads up that Schoolboy Q was just feet away. Charlie wasn't sure if it was a diversionary tactic, but watch the video. Kendrick was telling the truth.