Lupe Fiasco

Kick, Push rapper Lupe Fiasco was kicked off stage in DC during an inaugural party. According to Politico, Liasco dedicated his 30 minute set to the song “Words I Never Said.”

During this set, he repeated the lyrics, “Limbaugh is a racist, Glenn Beck is a racist/ Gaza Strip was getting bombed, Obama didn’t say shit/ That’s why I ain’t vote for him, next one either.” After being told to move on to the next song, he refused and then was escorted from the stage.

In a statement, StartUp RockOn, the organization sponsoring the event, said that they did not kick Fiasco off the stage for any anti-Obama sentiments. “We are staunch supporters of free speech, and free political speech. This was not about his opinions,” they wrote. “Instead, after a bizarrely repetitive, jarring performance that left the crowd vocally dissatisfied, organizers decided to move on to the next act.”

Fiasco is more infamous for his anti-government and anti-Obama rhetoric  than his own music. Last year, Fiasco referred to President Obama as the biggest terrorist in the United States.

To me, the biggest terrorist is Obama in the United States of America. 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.

In that same interview, he went on to say why he didn’t plan on voting during the 2012 election:

I don’t get involved in politics. It’s meaningless. 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.

For a person who doesn’t get involved in politics, he definitely talks a lot about it.

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  • How about he stop talkin’ mess and Kick, Push his way to taking action? Hiding behind a mic and his DGAF personnae solves nothing.

    As another commenter posted, he’s talking outta both sides of his mouth trying to stay relevant somehow.

  • Lupe was genius for this, loved it. Whoever booked the event should have known better, why would you book Lupe for an inaugural event when he is so against the government? They should have done their research. He was smart because he went and collected a check to protest the government through his music, why wouldn’t he?

    And to say he’s know more for his anti-Obama comments than his music is a shame. It goes to show the quality of music that runs our culture. Lupe is not mainstream but he is one of the best, please listen to both Food & Liquor albums and you will see how conscious and smart he is. It’s not just about money, cars and bitches. He understands the world and how blind we are to whats going on in it. But the majority of us choose to remain ignorant and support crap music by crap artist. We need to rise above the ignorance.

    And yes. I am a Lupe stan.