Lupe Fiasco Bashes Obama ... at Obama Event
Eventually gets thrown off stage
By Evann Gastaldo, Newser Staff
Posted Jan 21, 2013 9:26 AM CST
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(Newser) – Lupe Fiasco chose an interesting venue to go on an anti-Obama rant: an Obama inauguration party. The rapper was performing at the DC party yesterday when he started playing an anti-war song that included the lyrics, "Gaza Strip was getting bombed, Obama didn't say shit. That's why I ain't vote for him, next one either." One reporter tweeted that the song went on for 30 minutes, and the rapper was asked to move on. He didn't, and video of the event shows him being escorted from the stage—but organizers say his words weren't the problem.

Rather, according to Politico, one sponsor said organizers just decided to end the rapper's "bizarrely repetitive, jarring performance that left the crowd vocally dissatisfied." The statement adds that the organizers support free speech, but an earlier tweet noted that they were "disappointed" the rapper felt the need to turn his performance into "a political statement," BuzzFeed reports. Another tweet from the audience calls Lupe Fiasco's performance a "nonstop, anti-obama rap," and the Raw Story reports that the song also included 9/11 conspiracy theories.

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Jan 24, 2013 11:38 AM CST
Hi why were you at the event celebrrating the person you don't respect? You're no different then the God Hates F A G S family that show up at dead soldiers funerals who served to protect but happen to like the same sex
Jan 22, 2013 2:59 PM CST
“I’m sick and tired of people who say that if you debate and disagree with this administration, somehow you’re not patriotic. We need to stand up and say we’re Americans, and we have the right to debate and disagree with any administration. We are Americans, We have the right to participate and debate any administration" --Hillary Clinton
Jan 22, 2013 10:33 AM CST
I disagree with his method of being derogatory. The Constitution gave him the right to do so. My thought is talk to the president or his representatives, to see about changes. No need to make a fool out of yourself in publc.