Kick, Push rapper Lupe Fiasco was kicked off stage in DC during an inaugural party. According to Politico, Liasco dedicated his 30 minute set to the song “Words I Never Said.”
During this set, he repeated the lyrics, “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.” After being told to move on to the next song, he refused and then was escorted from the stage.
In a statement, StartUp RockOn, the organization sponsoring the event, said that they did not kick Fiasco off the stage for any anti-Obama sentiments. “We are staunch supporters of free speech, and free political speech. This was not about his opinions,” they wrote. “Instead, after a bizarrely repetitive, jarring performance that left the crowd vocally dissatisfied, organizers decided to move on to the next act.”
Fiasco is more infamous for his anti-government and anti-Obama rhetoric than his own music. Last year, Fiasco referred to President Obama as the biggest terrorist in the United States.
To me, the biggest terrorist is Obama in the United States of America. I’m trying to fight the terrorism that’s causing the other forms of terrorism. You know the root cause of terrorists is the stuff the U.S. government allows to happen. The foreign policies that we have in place in different countries that inspire people to become terrorists.
In that same interview, he went on to say why he didn’t plan on voting during the 2012 election:
I don’t get involved in politics. It’s meaningless. If I’m going to say I stand behind this person and write on a piece of paper that says, ‘Yeah, I stand for this person,’ then I have to take responsibility for everything he does cause that’s just who I am as a human being. So politicians aren’t going to do that because I don’t want you to bomb some village in the middle of nowhere.
For a person who doesn’t get involved in politics, he definitely talks a lot about it.