Yesterday Chicago-born rapper Lupe Fiasco sat down for an interview with CBS’ What’s Trending, a show that takes a look at what’s happening on Twitter.
During the interview, Fiasco discussed the challenges he went through to release his album, Lasers, the power of Twitter, and his political views.
When the asked about the political nature of his album, Lupe had some pretty interesting things to say about his Chi-Town brethren, President Obama.
“My fight against terrorism, to me, the biggest terrorist is Obama in the United States of America,” Lupe said.
He continued, “For me, I’m trying to fight the terrorism that’s causing the other forms of terrorism. You know the root cause of terrorists is the stuff the U.S. government allows to happen. The foreign policies that we have in place in different countries that inspire people to become terrorists.”
Despite his political views and stance on President Obama, Lupe Fiasco went on to tell host Shira Lazar that he doesn’t vote because it’s meaningless.
“I don’t vote. No I don’t vote. I don’t get involved in politics. It’s meaningless. To be honest,” he said. “If I’m going to say I stand behind this person and write on a piece of paper that says, ‘yeah I stand for this person,’ then I have to take responsibility for everything he does cause that’s just who I am as a human being. So politicians aren’t going to do that because I don’t want you to bomb some village in the middle of nowhere.”
While I believe Lupe’s point of view is admirable, it’s a little too easy to critique a system and a process that you feel is meaningless without offering up an alternative. Instead of simply labeling the President as a terrorist, Lupe should work to offer solutions (or support those who do) to our country’s and our world’s problems. #JustSaying