HIP-POP REPORT WITH OZMAN: Lupe Fiasco Kicked Off Stage At Inaugural Concert
by Ozman The Wizard,posted Jan 22 2013 12:13AM
Huffington Post reports:
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.
Josh Rogin, staff writer for The Cable, described the encounter (via Twitter):
-Lupe Fiasco just got thrown off stage here at the Hamilton Live after he went on an anti-Obama diatribe mid set.
-So Lupe played one anti-war song for 30 min and said he didn't vote for Obama and eventually was told to move on to the next song.
-Lupe refused to move to the next song so a team of security guards came on stage and told him to go.
This is not the first time the Grammy-nominated artist has criticized the president. Last summer, while doing press for his album “Food & Liquor 2: The Great American Rap Album Pt. 1,” he described Obama as a child-killer, Complex magazine reported.
“I’m talking about ordering a drone attack,” Fiasco said. “Ordering drone attacks that go and kill mothers, innocent bystanders, children. Militants too, but the collateral damage. You’re responsible for that, too.”
You can ckeck out the video of the incident below: