Oh no, Niall! The One Direction singer found himself under fire after a video of him rapping Drake’s jam ‘Started From the Bottom’ was posted on July 18. Someone started a nasty rumor of Niall saying the n-word during the impromptu rap session and fans were not happy.
Um, what? Niall Horan, 21, unknowingly started some drama after rapping at the One Direction concert in Vancouver, Canada on July 18. The singer started rapping Started From the Bottom on stage and was accused of saying the n-word in his cover instead of censoring it. Fans are freaking out over the claims — and for good reason.
It started off as just an innocent rap session as a tribute to Drake, 28, and turned into somewhat of a controversial moment. During a small break in-between songs at One Direction’s On The Road Again tour, Liam Payne, 21, asked the band to play a beat so Niall could rap a verse for the fans in the stadium. Since they were playing in Canada, the Irish cutie decided to cover the chorus from Drake’s Started At the Bottom and that’s when things started to get a little fuzzy.
While acting playfully with his fellow boybander on stage, Niall only rapped three lines from the entire chorus of Started From the Bottom. When he came across the line with the f-word, the 21-year-old completely censored himself! But did Niall ever get to the part in the chorus where the n-word was said? Not really — before he got a chance to get to the very line with the lyrics, Niall started a whole different rap with Liam! So, we’re not too sure what people were hearing when they claimed Niall said the N-word; he literally skipped over it! Watch the concert clip here.
Fans Upset Over Niall’s N-Word Rumor
Of course when this controversy came to light, fans were furious that some Directioners would think Niall said such a terrible world. He’s such a sweet, little innocent Irishman after all! While some defended Niall, others simply poked fun at the matter. So silly!
I was at the concert. I heard with my OWN ears. NIALL DIDNT SAY THE N WORD YALL TRYIN TO MAKE THIS POOR LIL WHITE BOY LOOK SO BAD
— sama (@anthempartru) July 18, 2015
how are y'all gonna say niall said the n word when you can't even understand a word that he's saying
— kaitlyn (@laurenspayne) July 19, 2015
can the N word be part of the lyrics first before people start accusing Niall of it :-)
— ️ (@ifwharry) July 18, 2015
niall didn't say the n word it wasn't even in the damn lyrics of the song he rapped lmao next!
— ti(ana) (@dienarrydie) July 19, 2015
Lol why the fuck would Niall say the n word if he wouldn't even say bitch in the lyrics like…
— #nolo2k16 (@yourgirrlj) July 18, 2015
Tell us, HollywoodLifers, did you catch Niall saying the N-word or are some people just tripping?
— Michelle Phi