Lupe Fiasco interrupted at Inaugural Party
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21 January 2013
WASHINGTON DC -- During an inaugural party in honor of President Obama on Sunday night, hip-hop artist Lupe Fiasco was removed mid-rap for criticizing the administration's foreign policy. Performing his anti-war song "Words I Never Said" with altered lyrics for 30 minutes, Fiasco took the opportunity to stick it to both the president and his critics where it hurt:
| 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 a part of the problem;
My problem is I'm peaceful.
And another thing:
Barack Obama doesn't care about black pe-
It was at this point friend and fellow rapper Kanye West appeared seemingly out of nowhere, jumped up on stage, grabbed the microphone from Fiasco's hand, and proclaimed to everyone: "Yo, Lupe, I'm really happy for you and Imma let you finish, but Barack Obama is the greatest president in American history!" Unfortunately, Fiasco wasn't allowed to finish, as both gentlemen were immediately escorted out of the concert by mysterious men in black.
Party organizer StartUp RockOn insists that the exile wasn't politically motivated. "We are staunch supporters of free speech, and free political speech," they said in an official statement released. "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. Lest we also require a palate cleansing for the Kanye aftertaste."
Early this morning while preparing for the big day ahead, President Obama himself gave retort towards Lupe Fiasco with a simple, "He's a jackass."
- Eyder Peralta "Rapper Lupe Fiasco Booted Off Inaugural Party Stage After Criticizing Obama". NPR, January 21, 2013