Kendrick Lamar checks White fan for using N-word during concert

Kendrick Lamar
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Kendrick Lamar knows how to move crowds during his live shows. However, an attempt at crowd participation became awkward during a recent performance at Hanger Fest in Gulf Shores, Alabama.

While performing “M.A.A.D. City,” Kendrick Lamar invited a fan on stage to help him rap the song. The hook of the song goes, “Man down, where you from my n—? F— who you know, where you from, my n—? Where your grandma stay, huh, my n–? This m.A.A.d city I run, my n–.”

The young White fan attempted to rap the verse, but did not censor herself. Once she said the “N-word,” the crowd groaned with disapproval. She said the racial slur three times before Kendrick Lamar stepped in and asked the DJ cut the music off.

The confused fan asked, “Am I not cool enough for you? What’s up bro?” Kendrick Lamar responded by saying, “You gotta bleep one single word though.” The fan responded by asking, “I’m sorry, Did I do it?”

Kendrick Lamar asked the crowd if he should allow the fan to remain on stage. According to a video posted by @taylormprince11 on Instagram, the fan remained on stage, but she had issues with following the song. Kendrick eventually put an end to the awkwardness and thanked the fan for joining him on stage.

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A.R. Shaw
A.R. Shaw

A.R. Shaw is an author and journalist who documents culture, politics, and entertainment. He has covered The Obama White House, the summer Olympics in London, and currently serves as Lifestyle Editor for Rolling Out magazine. Follow his journey on Twitter @arshaw and Instagram @arshaw23.