The woman, named only as Delaney, was called on stage by the rapper and offered the chance to rap beside him at the Hangout Festival in Gulf Shores, Alabama
Rapper Kendrick Lamar called out the white fan on Sunday for not skipping the N-word in one of his songs after inviting her on stage to rap with him.
The woman was among the lucky fans who knew all the words to Lamar’s 2012 track “M.A.A.D City” and were invited to come up on stage and rap with during the final day of the Hangout Festival in Gulf Shores, Alabama, Billboard reported.
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Kendrick Lamar brought a white fan on stage to rap “m.A.A.d City”….and then she dropped the n-word 🤐 pic.twitter.com/JeMaI0UsBv
— MASS APPEAL (@MassAppeal) May 21, 2018
so he starts the track and she gets to the first n word of the song and she doesn’t say it, so i breathe a sigh of relief
— stephen (@alsostephenking) May 21, 2018
“So he starts the track and she gets to the first N-word of the song and she doesn’t say it, so I breathe a sigh of relief,” wrote one festival-goer who apparently witnessed the incident. “But then she gets to the next one and she belts that s— out like it’s her own name.”
“It has never felt more gratifying to boo someone than when we collectively booed [the woman] off the stage,” the Twitter user added.
Some in the crowd could be heard calling the fan expletive names.
Lamar cut off the woman.
The rapper then cut the music saying: “Wait, wait, wait, wait, wait, no, no, wait.”
“You got to bleep one single word though,” he said.
She said: “Oh, I’m sorry. Did I do it? I’m so sorry … I’m used to singing it like you wrote it.”
The fan apologized. She was given another chance but faltered and mixed up the rhythm and wording.
Fox News reports,
Many on social media celebrated Lamar’s decision to call out the woman for using the N-word. “So glad I was able to witness such a historical event,” wrote one user on Twitter. “What can I say, we love a king,” wrote another user.
But others said it was unfair for the rapper and the crowd to turn against her as she merely tried to sing the actual lyrics of the song. “I honestly feel so bad for her because if artists don’t want us saying certain words, then don’t put it in your songs for the entire public to hear,” one woman wrote on Twitter.
“He got mad because someone sang the lyrics to the song he wrote? After he pulled her on stage? Sounds… stupid,” said another user on Twitter.
Kendrick Lamar stops his concert because the girl that he brought on stage to sing HIS song says all the lyrics & because she’s white she’s not supposed to say the N word that’s in the song? Kendrick can take the L for that. Don’t use the word if you don’t want ur fans saying it.
— Versace Stoner (@JoeVargas) May 21, 2018
This is so stupid though bc people make music for others to enjoy, listen to and even sing. So how is it wrong to say what’s in the lyrics when they’re just rapping/singing it how the artist would. If they don’t want white ppl to say it, don’t put it in a song 🤷🏻♀️
— •Emily Baptista• (@EmilyBaptista96) May 21, 2018
— B (@followURbliss4) May 21, 2018