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