Twitter Slams White London Crowd For Rapping N-Word During Roddy Ricch's Performance

·3 min read

The Wireless Festival was in London’s Finsbury Park this past weekend and Roddy Ricch took the stage on Friday.

Video of the performance swiftly began circulating, though onlookers’ attentions swiftly shifted from the “High Fashion” artist to his predominately white crowd of festivalgoers.

The clip, produced by the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC), shows Wireless Festival attendees unabashedly singing “The Box” word-for-word, which included the primarily white crowd belting out the N-word alongside Roddy Ricch.

Understandably, this didn’t sit well with Black Twitter. Check out what some viewers said about the viral clip below.

The Caucasity left many in awe, with one user noting that Black people seeing their favorite rapper perform live “HAS to be a top 10 terror.”

Another Twitter user took the opportunity to utilize the popular Usher meme, which began circulating after his recent NPR Tiny Desk Concert.

People went on to aim at those defending the festivalgoers’ word-for-word sing-along.

Shade was also thrown at Black men who may have stanned the white girls who sang along to “The Box.”

The assertion that people shouldn’t be bothered if Roddy Ricch didn’t care about the sing-along was also shut down.

Finally, some proposed a solution to the matter: violence.

Roddy Ricch hasn’t directly commented on the video on social media, though he notably did take the time to address another recent controversy that involved him kicking a fan who attempted to rush him at a show in Switzerland.

At this point, it’s worth adding the controversy caused by the white festivalgoers’ sing-along wasn’t the only noteworthy take-away from Roddy Ricch’s Wireless Festival performance.

The 23-year-old rapper also garnered praise for incorporating a tribute to numerous people who passed away at a young age during his set. Some of the artists who were honored include XXXTENTACION, Nipsey Hussle, King Von, Aaliyah, Lisa “Left Eye” Lopes and the Notorious B.I.G.

Trayvon Martin, Kobe Bryant and Gianna “Gigi” Bryant were also honored.

What are your thoughts on the situation?