Kendrick Lamar interrupts fan for rapping the N-word on stage with him

Written by Tyler Jenke on 22nd May, 2018
Kendrick Lamar interrupts fan for rapping the N-word on stage with him

We’ve all said things we regret, and sometimes we might even lay awake at night replaying that moment in our heads, wishing there was some way to undo the past. However, nothing we’ve said will ever compare to the actions of an audience member at Kendrick Lamar’s recent show in Alabama, who caused the Pulitzer Prize-winner to stop the show after she rapped the N-word on stage.

As NME reports, Kendrick Lamar was performing a set at Alabama’s Hangout Fest on Sunday night when he pulled a fan named Delaney up on stage to perform alongside him.

All was going well at first, with Delaney’s confidence definitely shining though, but it all began to fell apart once Kendrick began to rip into a version of ‘m.A.A.d city’, which just so happens to open with a four-line verse that features the N-word at the end of every line.


As you can see above (if you tilt your head a bit), Delaney’s performance wasn’t too bad, but after she got through the first verse, she was stopped by Kendrick asking her to “Wait, wait, wait.” “Am I not cool enough for you?” Delaney asked. “What’s up, bro?”

“You gotta bleep one single word, though,” explained Kendrick to the embarrassed fan (who actually did omit the word just once in her brief performance). “Oh, I’m sorry. Did I do it? I’m so sorry,” she responded quickly. “I’m used to singing this like you wrote it.”

Feeling somewhat sorry for her, Kendrick decided to give Delaney another shot at running through the track, but it seems as though the awkwardness of their previous conversation clearly left her feeling a bit nervous, disrupting her flow, and leading to Kendrick ushering her off the stage soon after.

Kendrick Lamar is set to hit up Australia in a few months for an appearance at Splendour In The Grass, and a number of sideshows. If you are heading along to these shows, just a heads-up, if Kung-Fu Kenny invites you up on stage, please don’t rap the N-word along with him.

Check out Kendrick Lamar’s ‘m.A.A.d city’:



Kendrick Lamar – The DAMN. Tour


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The article was originally published on Tone Deaf

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