Lupe Fiasco removed from inauguration event after criticizing Obama

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Above is video of rapper Lupe Fiasco being removed from the stage at an Obama inauguration event after he performed his song Words I Never Said which criticizes President Obama for remaining silent during Operation Cast Lead. Here are the relevent lyrics:

And these the same people that supposed to be 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…

 

You can read more about the concert went down at Complex.com.

21 Responses

  1. sardelapasti
    January 21, 2013, 1:58 pm

    The despicable figure here seems to be, not the obtuse gorillas who may well be too thick to get any other job, but Josh Rogin from FP who, it says, was there and tweeting shyster’s slime:
    “So Lupe played one anti-war song for 30 min and said he didn’t vote for Obama and eventually was told to move on to the next song.”
    “Lupe refused to move to the next song so a team of security guards came on stage and told him”
    Yes, Rogin, nothing like censorship-free “Democratic” censorship of the Gaza massacre.

    • Annie Robbins
      January 21, 2013, 2:30 pm

      “So Lupe played one anti-war song for 30 min and said he didn’t vote for Obama and eventually was told to move on to the next song.”

      “Lupe refused to move to the next song so a team of security guards came on stage and told him”

      yeah, everyone should open the complex link to read the tweets. playing one song for 30 minutes and being told to move on to another song and he refused. pretty balsy.

  2. Taxi
    January 21, 2013, 2:07 pm

    Chapeau Lupe hahahaha!

    Like a mustang bolting thru a herd of sheep.

  3. HarryLaw
    January 21, 2013, 2:44 pm

    These squares obviously don’t know their rap music, the Danish rap group East Coast Hustler had a rap song which was 78 minutes 48 seconds long, how do they know when the song finishes, I’m a grandad so this music is not my scene [ skiffle and early Elvis Presley] but I do like the lyrics.

  4. seafoid
    January 21, 2013, 4:18 pm

    There are more people around the world who care about gaza than there are zionists .

  5. DICKERSON3870
    January 21, 2013, 4:31 pm

    RE: “Gaza strip was getting bombed, Obama didn’t say
    shit”
    ~ Lupe Fiasco lyrics

    MY SARCASM: Lupe Fiasco, you have been a very, very, naughty boy. You’ll never get anywhere unless you learn your “proper place” and venture not therefrom! ! !

    “The Western arrogance of feeling that [the United States] has everything to teach others and nothing to learn from them is not just.” ~ MLK, Jr

    “Any nation that year after year continues to raise the Defense budget while cutting social programs to the neediest is a nation approaching spiritual death.” ~ Rev. MLK Jr

    “We have also come to this hallowed spot to remind America of the fierce urgency of Now. This is no time to engage in the luxury of cooling off or to take the tranquilizing drug of gradualism.” ~ MLK Jr

    • DICKERSON3870
      January 21, 2013, 10:21 pm

      P.S. ALSO SEE THIS EXCELLENT COMMENTARY: “MLK’s vehement condemnations of US militarism are more relevant than ever”, by Glenn Greenwald, guardian.co.uk, 1/21/13
      His vital April 4, 1967 speech is a direct repudiation of the sophistry now used to defend US violence and aggression
      LINK – link to guardian.co.uk

      P.S. Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. – April 4, 1967 – Beyond Vietnam: A Time To Break Silence (full speech) [VIDEO, 56:49] – link to 4amoreperfectunion.blogspot.com
      ALSO AT YouTube – link to youtube.com

    • Boston
      January 22, 2013, 8:08 am

      He perhaps would have been allowed to continue if he ripped Obama but left Israel out of it. Once he mentioned the bombing of Gaza he was toast. Zionists are not big on free speech, unless it comes to their right to put up racist, war mongering ads and billboards

  6. Les
    January 21, 2013, 6:19 pm

    Headline from the Onion:

    Obama Begins Inauguration Festivities With Ceremonial Drone Flyover

    link to theonion.com

  7. riyadh
    January 21, 2013, 8:26 pm

    Lupe Fiasco is a paranoid know-nothing and a pretentious, affected, emotionally and intellectually stunted manchild. He believes these ridiculous Illuminati and 9/11 conspiracy theories. Mondoweiss should be more discerning in who it champions.

    • Citizen
      January 22, 2013, 6:02 am

      @ riyadh
      If that sums up Lupe Fiasco, for further example, what sums up the much more influential and aged man-child war monger, Shelly Adelson?

    • Accentitude
      January 22, 2013, 6:03 am

      Man! Don’t be a player hater. He’s done more in his 30 years of existence that you could probably do in a lifetime. He’s a young smart savvy talented socially conscious rapper whose as un-gangsta rap as you could possibly imagine (he’s completely against the misogyny of mainstream rap), he’s a fashion designer, a music label rep, a sponsored skater, a grammy award winning artist sitting on top of the world, playing by his own rules… and yet, he’s still philanthropic, supporting, endorsing, and contributing to many causes and charities around the world, never forgetting the small people.

      Yep, I can completely see how Lupe is a “know nothing” and a “pretentious, affected, emotionally and intellectually stunted manchild.”

    • Boston
      January 22, 2013, 8:11 am

      Huh? So Gaza did not get bombed by Israel after Obama’s first election? Or is it that Obama did stand up to Israel at that time. What was it fiasco said that was such a ridiculous conspiracy theory?

    • Blank State
      January 23, 2013, 12:32 am

      riyadh…..

      Please, If ya got the gonads…….

      Tell us what it is you disagree with in regards to Lupe’s lyrics, cited above. Or, uh, do his beliefs about 9/11 discredit ALL his beliefs and assertions?

      BTW….I haven’t a clue what really came down on 9/11, but if you believe the official line of BS in its entirety, than you’re an idiot.

  8. Citizen
    January 22, 2013, 5:59 am

    Black Chicago hip-hop artist Lupe Fiasco got thrown off stage at the Hamilton Live Inauguration Concert after he performed an anti-Obama-anti-War song mid set. A taste of his song:
    “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
    Uhh, And a bunch of other cover ups
    Your childs future was the first to go with budget cuts
    If you think that hurts then, 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 uppercrust
    You get it then they move you 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 that supposed to be 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’m a part of the problem, my problem is I’m peaceful
    And I believe in the people.”

    link to buzzfeed.com

    • seanmcbride
      January 22, 2013, 9:35 am

      9/11 building 7 did they really pull it

      Nothing triggers greater hysteria among the powers that be than any questioning whatever of the 9/11 official story, a bizarre narrative that was demolished years ago from dozens of different angles. We’ve reached the point where not a single skeptical word about 9/11 can be uttered in the mainstream media — that is how fragile the official story is. An absolute dead silence is being enforced, to the point that many guardians of official reality would prefer not to talk about 9/11 at all.

      Books questioning the JFK assassination official story used to make the New York Times bestseller list. 9/11 is a much more sensitive subject.

      Bill Maher understands the rules of the game so well that he goes ballistic and abandons all pretense of being a sharp and skeptical thinker whenever the topic comes up.

  9. Citizen
    January 22, 2013, 8:19 am

    Lupe Fiasco continues protesting bombing of Gaza link to hiphopandpolitics.wordpress.com

    Check out the second video down on this url

    • Kathleen
      January 22, 2013, 8:57 am

      GoLupe. Never heard of this young man but that is not saying much. I am just not that with it. Was at the last inauguration and it felt sick that while all of it was going on Gaza was being blown to smitherins. Thousands dying, thousands injured and Obama said nothing. Although at one of the inauguration parties that I attended Amy Goodman spoke for a solid 15 or so minutes about what was going on in the Gaza. Some people started leaving the room. Good riddance.

      Go Lupe! Telling the truth

      • Annie Robbins
        January 22, 2013, 6:07 pm

        Never heard of this young man but that is not saying much.

        kathleen!!!!! he’s huge:

        link to mondoweiss.net

      • Kathleen
        January 23, 2013, 9:16 am

        I am so out of it when it comes to music. Know what I like when I hear it but so out of it that back in the day I only bought two albums (yes albums) in my whole life. Joni Mitchell, Cat Stevens. More than pathetic on my part. Grew up on MoTown..love it.

        Although I will say at the music inauguration events four years ago..one was outside. My friend Denise and I were standing listening to all of the groups coming on stage to play and we were standing next to all of these young folk and we would say “who is that” performing. They would laugh and tell us. Then at one point an old gent was up there playing and they asked us “who is that?” Pete Seeger we said happy that we knew someone on that stage, “who is he” they asked. We had a great deal to say about Pete

  10. flyod
    January 22, 2013, 9:36 am

    good for lupe. at least some performers have the guts to reference palestinians. 1 thing for sure though; lupe not going to be flying first class with springsteen on air obama anytime soon.

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