Kendrick Lamar has broken his silence on the white fan who rapped the ‘N-word’ during one of his performances.
Last month Far Out Magazine reported the news that a white female fan, who was invited on to the stage to rap Kendrick’s lyrics, was interrupted after her after she repeatedly said the ‘n-word’.
Kendrick, performing at Hangout Fest in Gulf Shores in Alabama, invited one of his fans onto the stage to help perform his 2012 track ‘m.A.A.d. City’.
The woman duly obliged, confidently rapping his lyrics which included repeated references to the ‘n-word’. As the crowd started to boo, Kendrick stepped in to stop her to which the girl asked: “aren’t I cool enough for you? What’s up, bro?” before adding, “I’m used to singing this like I wrote it”.
Kendrick stopped the performance and ushered the girl off stage. Now, in a new interview with Vanity Fair, the rapper has explained his decision and delved deeper into the reasoning, he said:
“Let me put it to you in its simplest form,” said Lamar. “I’ve been on this earth for 30 years, and there’s been so many things a Caucasian person said I couldn’t do. Get good credit. Buy a house in an urban city. So many things—’you can’t do that’—whether it’s from afar or close up.
“So if I say this is my word, let me have this one word, please let me have that word.”
Here’s the footage of the incident:
YALL Emily just sent me this video from Hangout and Kendrick Lamar cut the music when this white girl that he brought on stage kept saying the N word 😩😩😩😩😩😩😩😩😩😩😩😩😩😩😩😩😩😩 I am CRINGING AT THE CAUCASITY pic.twitter.com/O3u502AGHX
— hg (@_______bbyg) May 21, 2018