Lupe Fiasco Kicked Off State At Inaugural Concert
Lupe Fiasco reportedly created some political unrest on Sunday by insulting President Obama during an inaugural event.
Via HuffPo reports:
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:
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.”
Just when you thought the Apollo crowd was tough. 30 minutes doing the same song over and over? We don’t care if he’s singing the Star Spangled Banner, get him off the stage!