This Kid Spelling 'Negus' With Some Help From Kendrick Lamar Is Spelling Bee Gold

This Kid Spellingneguswith Some Help From Kendrick Lamar Is Spelling Bee Gold

'N-E-G-U-S.'

Kendrick Lamar spells it out, over and over, in a poem at the end of 'i' on his recently released album, To Pimp a Butterfly .





If only it had come out in 2007, then maybe the then 12-year-old Andrew Lay wouldn't have such a hard time spelling it -- and a subsequent freakout when he got it right.

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Lucky for us, someone has spliced together Lay's performance from the Scripps’ National Spelling Bee with K. Dot's track, and the result is something very special.



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2a7EZZcADtw

The original video of Lay tackling the word has almost 10 million views. The tension as he tries to figure it out is off the scale.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bGdCeMayUjk

And the little dude's reaction to getting it right is some mixture of pure joy and utter surprise.

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I mean, that's how we felt after hearing To Pimp A Butterfly , so I guess it all ties together.



Check out Kendrick talking with MTV News about 'i' and the poem below.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BwXlimryKJM