Lupe Fiasco has created somewhat of a controversy regarding the freedom of speech. Many are questioning his actions during his performance at an Obama inauguration party. According to The Washington Post on Monday, Jan. 21 Lupe Fiasco was escorted off stage after delivering a half hour anti-Obama rap at the StartUp RockOn inauguration celebration Sunday night.
Lupe Fiasco is known for his outright disapproval of Obama and has written several raps expressing his feelings. The rapper is known for his political and social conscientious raps and doesn't stray from controversy. Lupe Fiasco has even referred to Obama as the biggest terrorist of all and considers him to far right in his foreign policy.
"In my fight against terrorism, to me, the biggest terrorist is Obama, and the United States of America," Lupe told host Shira Lazar.
Reports have come out that Lupe Fiasco was escorted off stage due to his consistent criticizing of President Obama.
It appears that once Lupe Fiasco took to the stage his performance consisted of one long half hour rap all about his disapproval of President Obama. Lupe Fiasco basically suggested in some of his rap lyrics that Obama was turning a blind eye to issues he considered major such as racism.
"Limbaugh is a racist, Glenn Beck is a racist," he rapped. "Gaza Strip was getting bombed, Obama didn't say (bleep). That's why I ain't vote for him, next one either."
After a half hour of the same type of anti-war songs Lupe Fiasco was told to move on to the next song. However, he refused and was eventually kicked off the stage.
It has been made clear in a statement by HyperVocal on Monday, that Lupe Fiasco was not kicked off the stage for bashing Obama. The group maintains that they are staunch believers of the freedom of political speech. Nevertheless, the audience appeared to be growing weary of Lupe Fiasco's rap.
"Lupe Fiasco performed at this private event, and as you may have read, he left the stage earlier than we had planned. But Lupe Fiasco was not 'kicked off stage' for an 'anti-Obama rant.' We are staunch supporters of free speech, and free political speech. This was not about his opinions. Instead, after a bizarrely repetitive, jarring performance that left the crowd vocally dissatisfied, organizers decided to move on to the next act."
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