The rapper was invited to perform a concert on Jan. 20 at a private pre-inauguration event, but was escorted off stage when he started rapping his song ‘Words I Never Said,’ which calls out Obama for being a bad president! Read on for more details.
Rapper Lupe Fiasco was asked to perform a show as part of a pre-inauguration celebration in Washington D.C. on Jan. 20, only to be asked to leave after he went on an anti-Obama rant — and called him out for being a bad president!
The private party was hosted on Jan. 20 by the startup group Hypervocal and was supposed to help kick off the 2013 Presidential Inauguration events. It listed Lupe Fiasco has its headliner, but didn’t seem to screen his entire set list before he performed.
As part of his set, Lupe performed his 2011 song “Words I Never Said,” which has a politically-charged message. The part of his lyrics that set people off:
“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.”
Another part of the same song adds:
“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.”
During his performance, Lupe was interrupted by security guards who asked him to stop — and escorted him off the stage!
Hypervocal Speaks Out After Concert Fiasco
In an official statement, the startup group revealed the real reason they interrupted the rapper.
“We are staunch supporters of free speech, and free political speech,” their statement read. “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.”
Watch Lupe’s Pre-Inaugural Performance Below
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— Christina Stiehl
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