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Kendrick Lamar stops white fan using N-word on stage at concert


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Kendrick Lamar at the Coachella festival in April

A white woman has been booed at a Kendrick Lamar gig for singing the N-word on stage.

The rapper invited the woman, who identified herself only as “Delaney”, to sing M.A.A.D City during his set at the Hangout Festival in Alabama.

But Kendrick stopped her after she repeatedly used the N-word – which is heard multiple times in his song.

As the crowd reacted angrily, Kendrick told her: “You gotta bleep one single word.”

She appeared not to realise why she had been stopped, and asked: “Am I not cool enough for you, bro?”

Video taken from the crowd contains language which some may find offensive.

The crowd in Gulf Shores, Alabama started booing on hearing the woman sing the racial slur.

She then apologised, saying: “Oh I’m sorry, did I do it?”

Kendrick then asked the audience if she should be given another try – and despite many shouting “No!”, Kendrick allowed her a second run at the song.

**Warning: The Twitter thread linked to below contains language that you may find offensive**

Twitter user @alsostephenking said that Kendrick had been looking for fans to bring on stage who could rap along to his song M.A.A.D City – and that several people had been on stage before Delaney.

He says he was relieved when Delaney skipped over the first N-word in the song, but then she “belted” it out later in the track.

Kendrick Lamar was headlining the final day of the Hangout Festival.

In April, he became the first non-jazz or classical musician to win a Pulitzer Prize for Music for his 2017 album DAMN.

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