Headliner Lupe Fiasco Kicked Off Stage At Pre-Inauguration Concert After Making Antiwar Statements

Watch as security guards swarm the stage, cutting short Lupe Fiasco’s set at Washington D.C.’s Hamilton Live Theater Sunday night. The rapper had been invited to headline the concert celebrating Obama’s second inauguration. The offending lyrics likely were: “Gaza Strip was getting bombed / Obama didn’t say shit / That’s why I ain’t vote for him / I’m part of the problem / My problem is I’m peaceful”

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  • LudusVan

    That’s some Orwellian shit right there. Hell, the video isn’t even up anymore.

  • “Big” Richard Johnson

    It’s getting pretty bad when Lupe Fiasco is the one making the most sense.

  • mole_face

    It’s nice to see a mainstream rapper saying stuff like this, but it’s annoying that people make such a big deal out of Lupe Fiasco’s politics. Anti-establishment/conspiracy views have been pervasive in underground hip hop since 911, yet this guy gets labeled by the press as the “out-there political rapper” for expressing the same trite sentiments as a thousand other lesser known MCs.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=742104313 Adam Goodwin

      The fact that we all recognize that a thousand other lesser known MCs express this is a really good fucking sign! We’re moving towards the critical mass.

    • luther_blissett5

      You may be annoyed about it but people should make a big deal about his politics exactly because he’s not a lesser known MC. Could you imagine someone like Jay-Z ever having the guts to rap controversial and non-trite lyrics?

      • mole_face

        Yeah, but it’s not just that there are other MCs who say the same shit – it’s the fact that these types of political views are so insanely prevalent in 21st century underground hip hop that they’ve been reduced almost to a cliche at this point. With the omnipresence of the internet it takes almost zero effort to find out about real hip hop, so there’s really no excuse for so many music fans to be so astounded that a rapper would be into “alternative politics”. I could be wrong, but I feel like Lupe’s being marketed this way as a crass major label gimmick.

  • Greg Weinstein

    Yeah, never mind the rockets the poor, peaceful gazans were shooting into Israel.

    He ain’t use no grammar neither, yo.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=742104313 Adam Goodwin

      dickhead

      • Greg Weinstein

        Fuck you.

        • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=742104313 Adam Goodwin

          dickhead

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=742104313 Adam Goodwin

      Dickhead

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=742104313 Adam Goodwin

      OK. I’ll risk getting banned because I’m bullying you, dickhead.

  • Apathesis

    They didn’t remember the he called Obama a terrorist in an interview? FAIL.

    • Mr B

      That’s what I was thinking. Bizarre invitation.

    • kowalityjesus

      Its the same contrived nonsense as inviting Alex Jones onto Piers Morgan or The View. My theory is that the Comptrollers know this will happen, and they generally encourage it as a way to hallucinate efficacious dissent.

      I predict they will set up Obama for a fall just as hard as Bush fell, they can destroy strawmen all day long.

      • Mr B

        Bush fell hard?

        He’s alive, wealthy, his ideology’s leading the West, and his wars are seemingly vindicated.

        Economic “failure” is perhaps the only charge *allowed* to stick.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=742104313 Adam Goodwin

    Greg Weinstein is a big fat dickhead, pass it on.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=13714271 Raleigh Barrett

    I recall reading somewhere that Lupe Fiasco sort of invited himself to the invent rather than being specifically asked to play there.

  • https://sites.google.com/site/themattprather Matt Prather

    Here’s a flashback from the past…

    https://profiles.google.com/118376752237626707461/buzz/Hove8mZRGTW
    http://ampedstatus.org/network/members/mattprather/activity/42727

    This may be renewed interest, now, after Lupe’s fiasco in late January….

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