Lupe Fiasco was the headliner the other night at the StartUp RockOn Inauguration Celebration at Washington's Hamilton Live. His set ended sooner than expected after he said he didn't vote for Obama and performed the first verse of his anti-Obama song "Words I Never Said" for 30 minutes straight.
"I really think the war on terror is a bunch of bulls#*!
Just a poor excuse for you to use up all your bullets
How much money does it take to really make a full clip
9/11 building 7 did they really pull it
Uhh, And a bunch of other cover ups
Your childs future was the first to go with budget cuts
If you think that hurts then, wait here comes the uppercut
The school was garbage in the first place, that's on the up and up
Keep you at the bottom but tease you with the uppercrust
You get it then they move it so you never keeping up enough
If you turn on TV all you see’s a bunch of “what the f#@!s”
Dude is dating so and so blabbering bout such and such
And that ain't Jersey Shore, homie that's the news
And these the same people that supposed to be telling us the truth
Limbaugh is a racist, Glenn Beck is a racist
Gaza strip was getting bombed, Obama didn’t say sh*t
That's why I ain't vote for him, next one either
I’ma part of the problem, my problem is I’m peaceful
And I believe in the people."
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Organizers cut off the Chicago rapper's mic, but he continued to rap for another 5-10 minutes before being escorted off the stage.
Lupe has not made it a secret that he isn't a fan of Obama's, so his choice as headliner for the event was an odd one to say the least. In 2011, Fiasco called Obama "the biggest terrorist . . . in the United States of America,"
"Lupe Fiasco just got thrown off stage here at the Hamilton Live after he went on an anti-Obama diatribe mid set," journalist Josh Rogin, who was at the event wrote on Twitter. "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."
Hypervocal organized the event and issued a statement saying Lupe was not kicked off the stage for his anti-Obama views.
We are staunch supporters of free speech, and free political speech. 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.