Yesterday, a video was released of Kendrick Lamar bringing a fan on stage to perform “m.A.A.d. city” with him in Alabama and while his intention was clearly to enhance the fan’s experience of the performance, it went terribly wrong when Delaney, a white woman, failed to censor herself and dropped several “n-bombs.” Criticism has gone both sides with some placing the blame on Kendrick Lamar for writing the lyrics in the first place and allowing the fan on stage to rap with him while the majority of supporters have been critical of the fan for not censoring herself. While the issue is deeply rooted and has been discussed at large for years, T.I. has weighed in on where he stands.
As someone who’s opinion is well regarded in the hiphop community, T.I weighed in on the situation by Commenting on an Instagram post showing Delaney rapping along to the track on stage, T.I. noted that he stands with Kendrick on this one, writing, “Honestly a tough spot for both parties. I feel the same way every show when I do 24s in front of thousands of white fans. I know it’s not malicious and they mean no disrespect or harm but it still stings a lil bit. And then I gotta accepted [sic] my responsibility for using a private term for public consumption… I feel both sides. But all in all #IstandWitKdot period.”
Respectfully sharing his opinion on the matter, T.I. has carefully considered both sides of the story and determined where he stands.