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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

(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.

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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. (Read more Lupe Fiasco stories.)

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