Lupe Fiasco was booted from the stage at the StartUp RockOn concert in Washington D.C. after bashing Obama.
Lupe Fiasco is notorious for being very outspoken, both on record and off. The Chicago rapper who is known for his politically charged singles, seemed like a good choice to perform at the StartUp RockOn concert in Washington D.C., a show put on in celebration of Obama's second term in office. Turns out, Lupe is a little too radical to keep his mouth shut at this type of event.
In a seeming act of protest towards the president, Lupe performed a consistent loop of his anti-war song “Words I Never Said” for a good 30 minutes before being politely asked to move on to the next track in the setlist. When the rapper refused to stop his meandering anti-obama rap, security asked him to leave the stage.
Hypervocal, one of the founders of the show, denied that the lyrical content was the fuel for Lupe's booting. “This was not about his opinions,” stated Hypervocal. “Instead, after a bizarrely repetitive, jarring performance that left the crowd vocally dissatisfied, organizers decided to move on to the next act.”
In hindsight, an outburst like this could have been predicted, as Lupe's dissatisfaction with the President is well documented, such as in his controversial statement from an interview in 2011, “In my fight against terrorism, to me, the biggest terrorist is Obama in the United States of America.”
After the recent cancellation of the proposed 'sequel to the sequel' album, Food and Liquour 2: The Great American Rap Album Part 2", Lupe is planning a new concept for an as-of-yet untitled album for 2013.