Huff Po – Lupe Fiasco reportedly created a bit of a row on Sunday by insulting President Obama during an inaugural event. Although Fiasco was booked as the headliner for the StartUp RockOn concert in celebration of Obama’s reelection, the 30-year-old Chicago rapper apparently had no plans to cheer the current administration. Instead, after taking the stage at The Hamilton in Washington, he reportedly announced that he didn’t vote for the president in the 2012 election and spent more than 30 minutes performing an anti-war song.
Listen I’m no political pundit but I’m just kind of curious about who listened to this Lupe song and said “oh yeah, perfect for the Inauguration Ball. Boom! Nailed it”:
I really think the war on terror is a bunch of bullshit
Just a poor excuse for you to use up all your bullets
How much money does it take to really make a full clip
9/11 building 7 did they really pull it
Uhh, And a bunch of other cover ups…
And these the same people that supposed to be telling us the truth
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
Just seems a little weird right? That nobody thought maybe it wasn’t a great idea for a politically conscious rapper whose hit song says he didn’t vote for Obama because he’s an asshole who kills people with bombs to perform on his big day. Maybe they’re just like me and don’t listen to the lyrics and just bob their heads to the beat? Oh and this quote was probably a warning sign too:
“To me,” Lupe began, “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. [Source]
Now that one, that one definitely had to tip somebody off. But what do I know I’m just some white guy who doesn’t really get rap and hates politics.