Kendrick Lamar Calls Out White Fan for Singing N-Word During 'M.A.A.D City' at Hangout Festival

Kendrick Lamar
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Kendrick Lamar performs as a special guest on the Coachella stage during week 1, day 1 of the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival on April 13, 2018 in Indio, Calif.

Kendrick Lamar headlined the final day of Hangout Festival on Sunday in Gulf Shores, Alabama, and invited a few lucky fans to rap “M.A.A.D City” onstage with him before the performance went awry.

According to @alsostephenking on Twitter, who was at the music festival this weekend, the “HUMBLE.” rapper needed fans who knew all the words to the title track of his 2012 studio album good kid, m.A.A.d city.

One white female festivalgoer was chosen to rap the hook of the song after two others were given a shot. While dodging the first N-word, she slipped up on the second time, it appears, and continued to sing it two more times as the crowd groaned in response.

Lamar halted the song before laying down the ground rules. “You got to bleep one single word though,” he said. The fan apologized, and despite the crowd’s incessant booing, the rapper graciously gave her a second chance to perform onstage. After being asked to skip over the racial slur, the fan lost her place when rapping “M.A.A.D City” again and incorrectly sang the hook the second time around before Lamar thanked her for joining him.

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