Lupe Fiasco

Lupe Fiasco Goes ‘Against the Grain’ on ‘106 & Park’

Following its online premiere on Wednesday, Lupe Fiasco stopped by “106 & Park” to debut the controversial video for “Bitch Bad.”

The rap rebel was surprised that BET would allow the Gil Green-directed clip to air on the network. “It’s so against the grain and that’s what I’m good at,” a dreadlocked Lupe told Rocsi. “I applaud [BET’s] bravery.”

His album Food & Liquor II: The Great American Rap Album Pt. 1 is bound to get people talking. “It’s just me telling the story of America,” he explained. “If you just tell the story of America plain, it’s controversial enough. But it’s definitely not coming from a place where I want to make some people mad. I just want to give people my point of view and start a conversation.”

Despite his notoriety, he doesn’t consider himself controversial. “I never call myself controversial. The media kinda put that tag on me,” said the Chicago MC. “The subject matter that I choose to talk about can rub some people the wrong way, but you need to have a Lupe Fiasco to stir things up every now and then.”

Lupe plans to drop more singles prior to the album’s release on September 25.