Lupe Fiasco has always made his political views an integral part of his music, but he's also taken his thoughts to other mediums. Today, he's chosen to pen an open letter on Instagram, addressing thoughts on racism following the recent shooting in Charleston.
On Wednesday night, nine people were gunned down in a church in Charleston, South Carolina by 21 year old Dylann Roof. This sent a wave of shock around the entire country, and has led some rappers to speak up about racism, gun laws and/or mental illness.
Pusha T had a pretty awful night in his hometown of Virginia yesterday, as he unloaded a series of Tweets calling out a local business for racist practices.
Waka Flocka Calls SAE Fraternity's Racist Chant "Disgusting," Pulls Out Of Show At University Of Oklahoma Mar 9, 2015 at 02:53pm
Footage of members of the SAE fraternity of the University Of Oklahoma gleefully performing a racist chant has gone viral today, and obviously people are pretty upset.
During Kanye West's deposition in the case against the infamous LAX photographer, whom Kanye attempted to "assault," the rapper takes us back to 2000 to recall being racially profiled by the cops, which resulted in a felony charge.
Amber Rose's Family Didn't Attend Her And Wiz Khalifa's Wedding Because Of His Race Jan 19, 2015 at 03:13pm
It's now been a few months since Amber Rose and Wiz Khalifa's divorce was finalized, with each of them getting over the other in various, highly public ways in the months that followed.
Iggy Azalea Responds To Azealia Banks Emotional Interview On Hot 97 [Update: Anonymous Threatens Iggy] Dec 20, 2014 at 11:23am
Yesterday you may have seen the interview with Azealia Banks on Hot 97, where she got pretty emotional mid-way when discussing racism and the appropriation of black culture, particularly in relation to hip-hop.
Odd Future firebrand Tyler, The Creator has never been one to shy away from a controversial issue, and with all of the negativity and racism in the media recently, he took to Facebook to make his opinions clear. Check out his lengthy post in full below.
Earl Sweatshirt Says Taylor Swift's "Shake It Off" Video Perpetuates Black Stereotypes [Update: Video's Director Responds] Aug 21, 2014 at 06:33pm
The debut of Earl Sweatshirt came with a video that certainly offended some people, but yesterday it was Earl who was pointing out the problematic aspects of Taylor Swift's new clip.
If you follow David Banner beyond his explicit hit singles about intercourse, you'll know that the Mississippi rapper-producer actually has quite the track-record when it comes to the topic of race relations.
The N.W.A biopic film "Straight Outta Compton" is well on its way, after announcing several of the lead characters and a release date in mid-June, the film went on to start casting for other roles, some of which have raised a few eyebrows.
A few months ago, news broke that Kim Kardashian was approached by a Kanye West-impersonating man in Blackface at an event in Vienna.
Usher Comes To The Defense Of Former Protégé Justin Bieber [Update: Usher Makes Another Statement] Jun 7, 2014 at 04:53pm
With Justin Bieber, a pop star with many connections in the hip-hop world, coming under fire this week for an unearthed video of him making a racist joke at age 15, it seems as if everyone in the music sphere is eager to voice their opinion on the issue.
Over the course of his career, Lupe Fiasco has time and time again made his stance on controversial issues clear.
In the wake of his most recent racist video leak, Young Money President Mack Maine has reportedly told TMZ that the Young Money camp is in agreement that Bieber is not a racist and intends to continue working with him in the future.
Pharrell Wears Native American Headdress For Elle UK, Sparks "#NotHappy" Outrage Jun 4, 2014 at 03:05pm
Many were surprised, weirded out, or in stitches over the debut of Pharrell's "Gandalf Hat" earlier this year, but it probably didn't outright offend anyone.
Justin Bieber Gleefully Uses Racial Slurs, Sings About The KKK In New Unearthed Footage Jun 4, 2014 at 02:18pm
Justin Bieber landed in some hot water when a video surfaced of the singer telling a racist joke, and using the N-word at the age of 15.
Nipsey Hussle stopped by Larry King Now to discuss an NFL rule banning the use of the N-Word from the league.
Unfortunately for Young Bieber, video footage of him telling a racist joke at the age of 15 has been leaked by British pay site Page Six, not twelve hours after the controversial pop star posted an Instagram video of himself dancing to Young Thug and Metr
Game Accuses Los Angeles Club And L.A.P.D. Of Racism [Update: Game Says He And The Club Have "Settled The Matter"] May 17, 2014 at 06:10pm
In the wake of Game and T.I.'s tense standoff with the L.A.P.D. outside of the city's Supperclub, it seems like Game has noticed something fishy going on in L.A.'s club scene.