Lupe Fiasco Kicked Off Stage After Anti-Obama Rant

Lupe Fiasco

Lupe Fiasco continues to stir up controversy. During his performance at an inaugural concert on Sunday, the outspoken rapper was kicked off stage after performing anti-Obama lyrics.

Lupe was the headliner at the StartUp RockOn concert in celebration of Obama’s second term in Washington, D.C. But instead of celebrating the president’s re-election, he took the opportunity to bash him. After performing his anti-war single “Words I Never Said” for over 30 minutes, he was asked to move on to the next song. When he didn’t comply, security told him to leave the stage.

“Things going terribly wrong at @lupefiasco performance during #SURO. Kicked off stage, bashing obama,” tweeted CNN’s Matt Dornic. “#SURO slammed by @lupefiasco’s nonstop, anti-obama rap. Corporate sponsors scurrying.”

Hypervocal, which co-founded StartUp RockOn, denied that Lupe was asked to leave for his anti-Obama rant. “This was not about his opinions,” said the organization in a statement. “Instead, after a bizarrely repetitive, jarring performance that left the crowd vocally dissatisfied, organizers decided to move on to the next act.”

This is not the first time Lupe has spoken out against the president. In an interview from 2011, he called Obama a terrorist. “In my fight against terrorism, to me, the biggest terrorist is Obama in the United States of America,” he said.

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60 Comments

  1. kwayzee

    smh. how you gon diss the president at HIS concert? YOU’LL NEVER WORK IN THIS TOWN AGAIN!!! lol

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  2. steven

    Good on him.
    Obama drone master, assassin, is indeed a terrorist.

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    Amplyfied Reply:

    @steven, calling Obama a terrorist makes me believe you don’t understand what a terrorist is.

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    Supersizeme Reply:

    @steven,
    If you’re that unhappy, leave the country–and take that punk Lupe with ya.

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    renee Reply:

    Yes u can say what u want.. Yo dumb ass picked the wrong place

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    steven Reply:

    @Supersizeme,
    “Gaza strip was getting bombed, Obama didn’t say s**t
    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.”
    - Lupe Fiasco

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    Nathan Reply:

    @steven, You mad, Mitt Romney? lmfao

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    -_- Reply:

    @steven, I agree! Thank God someone is putting out the truth! I’m sick of the fake people and hypocrisy in the world

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  3. Redchainsaw

    He has the right of freedom of speech but that was extremely stupid of him, why even go if he’s not a supporter of POTUS

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    0003 Reply:

    @Redchainsaw, a letter on the internet would have been ok

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  4. elliott

    real live crazy idiot!

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  5. Jay-Me

    This guy is a fool.

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  6. LOLatHaters

    He just really angers me. I was a fan until after the 1st album he changed and took his self too seriously.

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  7. god damn

    How Democratic the United States is

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  8. Amplyfied

    Lupe’s ignorance is sad. I respect his opinion But we must be careful. and mindful of what we say. What he is doing is dangerous and is further dividing our people.

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  9. john

    liberals??-bashing a guy for his lyrics at a free speech show-but not a comment about the fact he WAS kicked off because of his anti obama speech-such hypocrites

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  10. truth

    attention whoring at its best

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    gotunderstanme Reply:

    @truth, the best comment. only rap-up had a like button

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  11. meme

    This guy is a fool. Straight up crazy. How can you support someone who isnt stable in the head? If you guys cant read, he was kicked off because he performed 1 song for 30mins….not because he bash obama.

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    lovelikejeffery Reply:

    @meme, That’s right!!! Let Rap-up and the people commenting know what really happened… and I agree with everything you said!!!

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    MC Reply:

    @meme, the song has lyrics that bash Obama. He performed that song for 30mins specifically so he can bash Obama. And he is right in the head. He is just a desperate washed out rapper who wants attention. Every one know Lupe hates Obama. He went to that party specifically to bash Obama

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    Jazzzzz Reply:

    @meme, Jay-Z and Kanye do the same with Niggas in Paris, so you can’t really say that. Like the person above said there’s lyrics which specifically bash Obama, which were obviously not acceptable given the occasion.

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    SdotB Reply:

    @Jazzzzz, excuse me but Niggas in Paris is an INTERNATIONAL HIT, and it’s become a tradition for JAY AND KANYE to perform that song for long periods of time…people demand to see them perform it…don’t nobody wanna see Lupe’s attention seeking azz perform for more than 5 minutes, especially with the president-bashing content he was giving out…smh

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    SdotB Reply:

    @Jazzzzz, excuse me but Ni**as in Paris is an INTERNATIONAL HIT, and it’s become a tradition for JAY AND KANYE to perform that song for long periods of time…people demand to see them perform it…don’t nobody wanna see Lupe’s attention seeking a.z.z. perform for more than 5 minutes, especially with the president-bashing content he was giving out…smh

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  12. JP

    Makes me laugh how USA fights in the Middle East for ‘freedom’ yet there’s no freedom in the USA. People get arrested for bashing Obama or burning a flag. Country of freedom my ass

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    Supersizeme Reply:

    @JP,

    Go leave in the middle east and face beheading.

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  13. wagezzy

    They already knew he didn’t like obama….Lupe is so disrespectful..he knowat he doing..just to start a buzz for hiself

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  14. oron

    this has nothing to do with democracy. if someone came to your party just to insult you wouldnt you kick him out? this was about respect, not freedom of speech. he still has a right to talk shit. but he also has the right to get his teeth knocked out

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  15. Afi K. James

    Lupe Fiasco said the truth on how evil and globalist nobama really is.

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  16. miss unapologetic

    thank you Lupe. REAL men are BRAVE.

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  17. Ice

    I hate Lupe, he’s disrespectful.

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  18. fyodor dostoevsky

    The crowd didn’t sound vocally dissatisfied LOL @ this article

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  19. mumi

    So the struggle to get attention continues…

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  20. Dan

    All I’m gonna say is, where was he when Bush was in office all those years???

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    Lion Reply:

    @Dan, Ohhhhhh Get ‘Em!!

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    B-Rad Reply:

    @Dan, You Betta Say That!!!

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    And Your Point IS? Reply:

    @Dan, AMEN AMENNNNNNNNN!!

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    COD Reply:

    @Dan, he was just starting to take off in his career, still in his early 20′s figuring out who he was and what he stood for.

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  21. MMmHmm

    THE CROWD SEEM TO BE ON HIS SIDE FROM THE VIDEOS I SAW FROM HIS PERFORMANCE!

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  22. Supersizeme

    Lupe is too much of a coward to pull that stunt at a Tea Party rally.

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  23. Winston Churchill

    “Land of the free” huh.

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  24. Hector

    This guy is a grade A idiot. I don’t know anyone who takes his hating, jealous, radical ass seriously. Go suck the Republicans dick, Lupe.

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  25. KC

    I love Lupe, but that’s so disrespectful. Freedom of speech or not, you don’t disrespect anyone, especially the President, when they’ve invited YOU to THEIR event.

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  26. knowhow

    thank u very much lupe for saying the truth about this murderer and fake president

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    anonymous Reply:

    @knowhow, WORD!

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    Vance Reply:

    @anonymous, Feelings hurt, fag?

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    Supersizeme Reply:

    @knowhow,

    Go join the Taliban and get beheaded.

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    Tevin Reply:

    @knowhow, Sour grapes lmfao

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  27. MusicMan247

    Props to Lupe….hes a idiot because he spoke the truth. I am a father of two trying to make it in Detroit and this fool of a president raising the payroll tax on a hard working family. What happened to just doing it to the wealthy POTUS? The blind sheep that follow this man will soon see their paychecks shrink as he pays his elite washington friends. You think hes a man of the people? Hes a man who takes from the people. WAKE UP BROTHERS AND SISTERS HE ISNT FOR US!

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    Supersizeme Reply:

    @MusicMan247,

    Stop your whining, 47 percenter. It’s not the President’s fault you’re a failure.

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    Ewan Reply:

    @MusicMan247, No one gives a fuck about shitty as Detroit. Kill yourself.

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    Hank Reply:

    @MusicMan247, No one gives a damn. Y’all damn near bankrupt!

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    Voiceofreason Reply:

    @MusicMan247, I guess Romney would’ve been a better option for you it’s amazing to me how individuals who present themselves as intelligent allow there news to be delivered instead of researching for themselves I am further left in ah that individuals who claim to be so patriotic disrespect our president blatantly

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  28. Rhyan

    Well, he’s got a lot of new redneck fans. Hope he’s happy.

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  29. ML

    After reading a comments, I can say its not the land of the free, it`s the land of the patriotic nonsense. I applaud to you Lu.

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    ML Reply:

    @ML, the*

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  30. You dont listen

    Most of yal are ignorant and stupid Obama aint no good guy he has done nothing good open your eyes only good presidents were JFK and Lincoln Im wit lupe on this one even tho he looking like whoopi goldberg hes right

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    Voiceofreason Reply:

    @You dont listen, Lincoln omg please when you get a chance read a history book and sorry Wikipedia is not acceptable lol #getyourfactsstraight#

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  31. Prouy of Uk 2013

    guess People say he is a Fool, Dummbo.

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  32. me

    some people still think Obama did what Martin Luther King Jr. dream. just no he’s just black man with a whitemind.
    Lupe talkin truth but u’re see what you wanna see.
    on the other hand why did he go this concert?just pointless&wrong.

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