Lupe Fiasco Thrown Off Stage At Inauguration Concert For Bashing Obama
The ‘Superstar’ rapper often refers to social issues in his songs.
Rapper Lupe Fiasco was ushered off stage Sunday after a 30-minute politically charged performance at a pre-inauguration party.
The socially-conscious lyricist took the opportunity to bash the President’s foreign policy in a song that had partygoers confused, since it was supposed to be an Obama celebration event.
“Limbaugh is a racist, Glenn Beck is a racist, Gaza strip was getting bombed, and Obama didn’t say sh–,” he sang.
The party, hosted by start-up group Hypervocal, featured Fiasco as the headliner. Several party attendees shared photos and videos of the rapper being escorted from the stage by burly security guards.
Lupe Fiasco is ushered offstage by a security guard (right) after delivering an anti-Obama rap at an inauguration celebration.
Early Monday, Hypervocal’s Twitter page read, “Disappointed that an artist took opportunity to use an event celebrating innovation/startups to make a political statement.”
But in an official statement, the group maintained that the rapper was not thrown off for voicing his opinion.
“We are staunch supporters of free speech, and free political speech,” it read. “This was not about his opinions. Instead, after a bizarrely repetitive, jarring performance that left the crowd vocally dissatisfied, organizers decided to move on to the next act.”
Recently, Lupe Fiasco caused a stir when he shut down his Twitter account and canceled the release of what would have been his upcoming sequel album “Food & Liquor II: The Great American Rap Album Part 2.”
This apparently is what happens if you criticize any aspect of the Obama Presidency. What do you think? Was what Lupe did cause for him to be thrown off the stage?