Monday, January 21, 2013

Rapper, Lupe Fiasco Kicked Off Stage at Inaugural Concert After Anti-Obama Rant

The Chicago rapper who was playing at The Hamilton, a venue one block away from the White House, was "escorted off" stage Sunday night by security during his performance in which he rapped about "not voting for Obama" in a 30-minute anti-war song.

Here are a few of the lyrics:
... and these the same people supposedly telling us the truth"Limbaugh is a racist, Glenn Beck is a racist, Gaza Strip was getting bombed, Obama didn't say shit, That's why I ain't vote for him, Next one either, I'm part of the problem, My problem is I'm peaceful"

 The organizers of the event StartUp RockOn, released a statement today saying the rapper's removal was instead the result of an unsatisfactory performance on his part;

" ... as you may have read, he left the stage earlier than we had planned. But Lupe Fiasco was not 'kicked off stage' for an 'anti-Obama rant.' 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" 

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