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Kendrick Lamar interrupts white fan saying the N-word on stage

  • Fan backlash is mounting over incident at a Kendrick Lamar concert on Sunday
  • Lamar was headlining the Hangout Festival in Alabama and invited fan on stage
  • Asked the fan, a white woman, to sing the lyrics of his song M.A.A.D City
  • Cut the music and scolded her for singing the N-word repeatedly in the chorus
  • Fan apologized and was booed from stage in what some suspect was a set-up

Snejana Farberov For Dailymail.com

Fan backlash is mounting over an incident at a Kendrick Lamar concert, which some are calling a set-up intended to humiliate a fan for publicity.

Lamar was headlining the final night of the Hangout Festival in Gulf Shores, Alabama on Sunday when he invited a white concertgoer named Delaney on stage to sing his song M.A.A.D City alongside him.

Just seconds into the song, Lamar cut the music and scolded the fan for singing the full lyrics of the song, which includes the N-word throughout. 

Amid the outrage, some of it directed at Delaney, other fans are wondering if the Pulitzer Prize-winning actress intentionally set out to stir controversy and publicity by inviting a white fan to sing his lyrics. 

Epic fail: A white Kendrick Lamar fan named Delaney took the stage at the Hangout Festival in Alabama on Sunday, but ended up getting booed after failing to censor the N-word in one of the rapper's songs 

Epic fail: A white Kendrick Lamar fan named Delaney took the stage at the Hangout Festival in Alabama on Sunday, but ended up getting booed after failing to censor the N-word in one of the rapper's songs 

Epic fail: A white Kendrick Lamar fan named Delaney took the stage at the Hangout Festival in Alabama on Sunday, but ended up getting booed after failing to censor the N-word in one of the rapper’s songs 

Delaney was called to the stage to perform M.A.A.D City, which mentions the N-word more than a dozen times

Delaney was called to the stage to perform M.A.A.D City, which mentions the N-word more than a dozen times

She said it three times before Lamar stopped her

She said it three times before Lamar stopped her

Delaney was called to the stage to perform M.A.A.D City, which mentions the N-word more than a dozen times. She said it three times before Lamar stopped her

‘The biggest set up ever,’ said one Twitter user. ‘Brought a fan up on stage to sing Maadcity and then flipped when she said the N word. Smh. He knew what he was doing. Ruined her life all over social media. She’s gonna have to live with the video of people being mad forever.’

The 2-minute footage shot from the audience shows Lamar inviting Delaney onto the stage to perform MAAD City, from his 2012 album Good Kid, MAAD City – a two-part rap ballad in which the N-word is mentioned more than a dozen times.

Lamar, pictured at the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival in April, was the headliner at Sunday's Hangout Festival in Alabama 

Lamar, pictured at the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival in April, was the headliner at Sunday's Hangout Festival in Alabama 

Lamar, pictured at the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival in April, was the headliner at Sunday’s Hangout Festival in Alabama 

As the video shows, Lamar was evidently under the impression that Delaney would have the good sense to censor herself and skip the racial epithet in the song, but she clearly did not get the memo.

A confident-seeming Delaney introduced herself to the crowd and reassured Lamar that she knew all the lyrics, saying, ‘I swear, I got you.’

As the song began to play, Delaney chimed in with considerable gusto: ‘Man down/Where you from, n****?’/’F*** who you know, where you from, my n****?’/’Where your grandma stay, huh, my n****?’

As the audience members began jeering and giving Delaney the thumbs down, the To Pimp A Butterfly Grammy winner interrupted the amateur rapper, exclaiming: ‘wait, wait, wait, wait, wait, no, no, wait.’

Not realizing yet the error of her ways, Delaney took offense to the disruption, asking Lamar, ‘Am I not cool enough for you? What’s up, bro?

Force of habit: The woman apologized for the slip-up but explained that she was used to singing the rap the way Lamar wrote it, N-words and all  

Force of habit: The woman apologized for the slip-up but explained that she was used to singing the rap the way Lamar wrote it, N-words and all  

Force of habit: The woman apologized for the slip-up but explained that she was used to singing the rap the way Lamar wrote it, N-words and all  

Second chance: Lamar decided to give her another shot, but the crowd turned on Delaney after she nearly said the N-word again 

Second chance: Lamar decided to give her another shot, but the crowd turned on Delaney after she nearly said the N-word again 

Second chance: Lamar decided to give her another shot, but the crowd turned on Delaney after she nearly said the N-word again 

Lamar calmly explained to Delaney that she has to ‘bleep one single word.’

‘Oh, I’m sorry, did I do it?’ Delaney inquired.

‘Yeah, you did it,’ Lamar replied.

Delaney apologized a second time, saying, ‘I’m used to singing it like you wrote it.’

Lamar decided to give her a chance to redeem herself, but the audience was set against Delaney and Lamar cut her off a few verses into the song after she nearly let the N-word slip again.

M.A.A.D CITY: PART I LYRICS 

If Pirus and Crips all got along

They’d probably gun me down by the end of this song

Seem like the whole city go against me

Every time I’m in the street I hear

‘Yawk! Yawk! Yawk! Yawk!’

‘Man down

Where you from, 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****’

Brace yourself, I’ll take you on a trip down memory lane

This is not a rap on how I’m slingin crack or move cocaine

This is cul-de-sac and plenty Cognac and major pain

Not the drill sergeant, but the stress that weighing on your brain

It was Me, O-Boog[?], and Yaya[?], YG Lucky ride down Rosecrans

It got ugly, waving your hand out the window. Check yo self

Uh, warriors and Conans

Hope euphoria can slow dance with society

The driver seat the first one to get killed

Seen a light-skinned n**** with his brains blown out

At the same burger stand where hang out

Now this is not a tape recording saying that he did it

But ever since that day, I was lookin at him different

That was back when I was nine

Joey packed the nine

Pakistan on every porch is fine

We adapt to crime, pack a van with four guns at a time

With the sliding door, f*** is up?

F*** you shootin’ for if you ain’t walkin up you f***in’ punk?

Pickin’ up the f***in’ pump

Pickin’ off you suckers, suck a d*** or die or sucker punch

A wall of bullets comin’ from

AK’s, AR’s, “Aye y’all. Duck.”

That’s what momma said when we was eatin the free lunch

Aw man, God damn, all hell broke loose

You killed my cousin back in ’94. F*** yo truce

Now crawl yo head in that noose

You wind up dead on the news

Ain’t no peace treaty, just pieces

BG’s up to pre-approve, bodies on top of bodies

IV’s on top of IV’s

Obviously the coroner between the sheets like the Isleys

When you hop on that trolley

Make sure your colors correct

Make sure you’re corporate, or they’ll be calling your mother collect

They say the governor collect, all of our taxes except

When we in traffic and tragic happens, that s*** ain’t no threat

You movin backwards if you suggest that you sleep with a Tec

Go buy a chopper and have a doctor on speed dial, I guess

M.A.A.d city

‘Man down

Where you from, 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****’

If Pirus and Crips all got along

They’d probably gun me down by the end of this song

Seem like the whole city go against me

Every time I’m in the street I hear

‘Yawk! Yawk! Yawk! 

 

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