"You got to bleep one single word, though"
Kendrick Lamar was forced to interrupt a white female fan he had invited onto the stage after she repeatedly rapped along to the n-word in one of his tracks.
Performing at Hangout Fest in Gulf Shores, Alabama on Sunday night (May 20), the Compton rapper invited the fan onto the stage to help perform his 2012 song ‘M.A.A.D. City’.
The fan proceeded to repeatedly rap the racial slur, leading Kendrick to stop the music and the fan to ask, “Aren’t I cool enough for you? What’s up, bro?”.
After Lamar explained that “you got to bleep one single word, though”, the fan replied: “Oh, I’m sorry. Did I do it? I’m so sorry… I’m used to singing it like you wrote it.”
She then got a second chance to rap along to the track while censoring herself.
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Last month (April) saw Kendrick Lamar win the 2018 Pulitzer Prize for Music. It was the first time a non-jazz or classical artist picked up the accolade.
First launching in 1943, the award annually honours “a distinguished musical composition of significant dimension by an American”. This year, it went to Lamar for his 2017 album ‘DAMN.’, which came out last April.
Awarding Kendrick the prize, the Pulitzer judges described ‘DAMN.’ as a “virtuosic song collection unified by its vernacular authenticity and rhythmic dynamism that offers affecting vignettes capturing the complexity of modern African-American life”.