Lupe Fiasco has found himself in hot water on Sunday after insulting President Obama on stage for 30 minutes during an inaugural concert.
Lupe was booked as the headline artist for the StartUp RockOn concert in celebration of Obama’s reelection, but he had no plans of performing any of his hits. Instead, Lupe took the stage at The Hamilton in Washington and started monolouging about how he didn’t vote for president Obama in the 2012 election before spending the next 30 minutes performing his “Words I Never Said” single that featured Skylar Grey and produced by Alex Da Kid. He didn’t perform the whole song though, just the first verse, which says:
“I really think the war on terror is a bunch of bullshit
Just a poor excuse for you to use up all your bullets
How much money does it take to really make a full clip?
9/11, Building 7, did they really pull it?
Uh, and a bunch of other cover ups
Your child’s future was the first to go with budget cuts
If you think that hurts them, wait, here comes the uppercut
The school was garbage in the first place, that’s on the up and up
Keep you at the bottom, but tease you with the upper crust
You get it, then they move it, so you never keeping up enough
If you turn on TV, all you see’s a bunch of what-the-fucks
Dude is dating so-and-so, blabbering ’bout such and such
And that ain’t Jersey Shore, homie that’s the news
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’ma part of the problem, my problem is I’m peaceful
And I believe in the people
When asked to move on to the next song by organizers Lupe refused and was then escorted off the stage by security. Hypervocal, which co-founded StartUp RockOn with EventFarm and Fighter Interactive, later released an official statement about this incident, saying “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.”