The viral video of a white Kendrick Lamar fan’s embarrassing moment on stage, where she repetitively rapped the N-word while performing “m.A.A.d. city” with him, hit the internet on Monday (May 21) for non-concertgoers to witness for themselves.
24 hours later, and the footage has landed on the internet’s hottest topics of the day with the help of Charlamagne Tha God’s “Donkey of the Day,” which he awarded to the white female fan, whose reported name is Delaney. Like some fans, The Breakfast Club host reasoned that the fan fell into the trap by jumping on stage in the first place to sing along to the track which has “n**ga” riddled throughout the hook and is mentioned 21 times in the song. The “Fear Factor” challenge, Charlamagne hilariously dubs it, should be a lesson learned for all white hip-hop fans who believe they are “cool enough” to hop on stage and say the N-word.
“Now, I don’t care what you white people do in the privacy of your own home, but I encourage you not to [say the N-word],” he concluded. “The reason I encourage you not to is because you shouldn’t practice bad habits. Saying the N-word is a bad habit, and when you practice bad habits, you run the risk of making the mistake that Delaney just made.”
Charlamagne made some solid points in his five-minute Donkey of the Day segment elaboration. But, that’s not to say that the rest of the internet agrees with him, and have instead pointed blame at K-Dot and all other rappers who use the word in their music as the culprits.
Listen to Charlamagne’s “Donkey Of The Day” run-down and how the internet is hashing it out over the N-word below.
Nope, Kendrick invited that energy dont be fake surprised pic.twitter.com/emozRWFjrh— RAYMONE'SSSSSS FATHER (@_TJSTEELER) May 22, 2018
Only people I see shaming Kendrick are white people. It’s his song, he’s black he can use the word. She should’ve known how people were going to react to her saying it seeing as though it’s such a controversial term, she should’ve just avoided the word. It’s common sense LMAO— 🧘🏽♀️. (@Bawbie2) May 22, 2018
Kendrick wrong....we all know they be saying it when they riding in they cars. Rappers make music to sell to the majority and then get mad when they say the word. Doesn't make sense.— Aaron Dawkins (@Bolo4AD) May 22, 2018
The exact moment when “This is America” starts repeating in your head. pic.twitter.com/tSyK5ytEM0— Jeremiah Walker (@JeremiahWalker) May 22, 2018
If I was security... 😭😂 pic.twitter.com/5JSwnto4ub— 👑KingRa👑 (@RaThaGodOfSun) May 22, 2018
Neither.... Nothing wrong with an artist allowing a fan to come on stage and perform a song and nothing wrong with the fan for performing it. The only ones who are wrong are the ones who are offended— Snack Bundles (@bles_king) May 22, 2018
@kendricklamar is right, she has no right to reference a race that is not her own that is verbal-that is perceived to be derogatory manner!!. Our black artist does not use words that are inflammatory to depict other races to make music, we know it's offensive and she does too!😡— Lenda Mcintosh (@McintoshLenda) May 22, 2018
I think he is smarter than this. He was using this as a teaching moment which us why he stopped the show, had her change it up, and move on. End of lesson.— Lee Bostic (@lbostic) May 22, 2018
What’s really wild is she didn’t know the words ... she mumbled most and they were wrong in the wrong order. BUT she seemed to know one particular word WITHOUT hesitation which she had no problem SCREAMING— opium (@AAdebayoo) May 22, 2018
So she should have been excluded from performing based on her race? Again... She should have known better. pic.twitter.com/b0Mc7FwHRn— Anisa (@Anisaali90) May 22, 2018
The comments lmaoooo "The poor girl" "The poor teenage girl"... you people are setting yourselves up. That's a racist right there.— Banji. (@Olukoyejo_) May 22, 2018
Seemed like a set up ... Why would you bring up the white girl to sing a song full of lyrics she shouldn't be singing 😏😒— Leah Corona (@mzcorona10) May 22, 2018
Kendrick was wrong. He pulled her on stage to recite HIS LYRICS..How is this different than a white actor/actress sayin it in a movie script that someoe else wrote?? Those were NOT HER words they were Kendricks.— KungFuKenny (@TheRealKennyP) May 22, 2018
its not his fault she said it.she didnt have enough awareness to censor herself. he didnt make her say it. i will give her the fact shes in front of huge audience so she had to be some level of nervous, but a spade is a spade. this was simple lack of self control.— gawdlee (@belikegawdlee) May 22, 2018
She should have used the censored version. He sells those too. Just because it's in the song doesn't mean she should say it. I'm sure she's heard hip hop on the radio...— Mek Adongo (@m3kadongo) May 22, 2018
Theres this crazy ass thing called "self control"....always think before you act/speak no matter the situation.— PopsSummers. (@MarcSummersH2o) May 22, 2018
Miss Bama over there was set up for that L pic.twitter.com/BJDwH0gH9r— Tangie (@__Gatzby) May 22, 2018
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