In 2018, you would think that hip-hop fans of White America would finally understand their prohibited use of the N-word in rap music or otherwise.
Unfortunately, a recent Kendrick Lamar performance at Alabama’s Hangout Fest proved that notion to be incorrect when a fan hopped on stage for a rap-a-long to K-Dot’s 2012 smash single, “m.A.A.d city.” The white female fan squandered her opportunity for a fondly memorable moment with the West Coast rap prophet by spitting the word in the song’s chorus at least four times before K-Dot asked the DJ to cut the music.
“Wait, wait, wait, wait, wait…” he interrupted.
“Am I not cool enough for you?” she asks him. “Like, what’s up, bro?”
“You gotta bleep one single word out,” he instructs her.
Despite rapping the entire hook, which includes the N-word a total of four times, the girl claimed she had no idea that she’d even said it. K-Dot gives her one more try sans-N-word, but eventually cuts her impromptu performance short.
Nevertheless, it was a teachable moment for her should she ever encounter another chance to spit rap lyrics next to her favorite rapper on stage. But let Black Twitter remind you, after getting a hold of the video captured from the audience showing the incident, this should be a lesson learned for all white hip-hop fans.
See how K-Dot handled this fan and the internet’s memo for her below.
She said "I sing it like you wrote it." That speaks volumes. Its not only not ok to be said in front of us, its also not ok for them to say it in the privacy of their homes and cars. So it needs to stop being written and spoken in music. pic.twitter.com/RQZGf0quWf— Oh- Twit (@OOOhTwit) May 21, 2018
"Am I not cool enough for you?" pic.twitter.com/p3z5EtUSqQ— Bathong! (@TALLCHIHUAHUA) May 21, 2018
You gotta stop them at the doe pic.twitter.com/imFEojelLy— Ed-Lyne Metayer (@TREASUREVESSEL) May 21, 2018
This is your brain on privilege pic.twitter.com/08A7GsRFqj— Paul Masson (@paulmassonbrand) May 21, 2018
*all of us in the crowd* pic.twitter.com/JlhyZnakRB— Marissa Hodge (@MarissaHodge) May 21, 2018
First of all she doesn’t have rhythm. Secondly, she knew damn well she said it. Thirdly, that really was cringe worthy pic.twitter.com/esO9woNEQp— Christina 💙🍫 (@Island__Heart) May 21, 2018
Damn she had one job which was don't say the n word under any circumstances. if I was Kendrick she would've been off the stage instantly rather she was a fan or not. pic.twitter.com/CSO6BW384J— L.T. (@I__AM__LT) May 21, 2018
(Photo: Scott Dudelson/Getty Images for Coachella)