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Forum Post: Lupe Fiasco Thrown Off Stage At Inauguration Concert After Bashing Obama

Posted 5 years ago on Jan. 21, 2013, 9:22 a.m. EST by john32 (-272) from Pittsburgh, PA
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[-] 5 points by Dontbackdown (22) 5 years ago

Thank u Lupe your honest and noble and your one of the few artist who make sense.

[-] 3 points by quantumystic (1710) from Memphis, TN 5 years ago

lupe always gets props.

[-] 2 points by TrevorMnemonic (5827) 5 years ago

Limbaugh is a racist, Glenn Beck is a racist, Gaza was getting bombed and Obama didn't say shit.


[+] -7 points by livingston9 (-154) 5 years ago

"Limbaugh is a racist"????

Prove it. What proof do have that Rush is a "racist"???

What quote,not taken out of context can you cite that can prove your assertion??

Beck isn't one either,that's just more propaganda.

Don't feed the Leftist smear drones who use that word to try and stifle any debate that disagrees with their ideology and opinions,you're smarter than that.

[-] 1 points by john32 (-272) from Pittsburgh, PA 5 years ago

It's a quote from the video...maybe watch the video before you start calling people out.

I don't think Beck and Limbaugh are racist...i just think they're lying partisan hacks that suck weak minded people in with their entertainment shows....errrr "news". Is that better?

[-] 2 points by TrevorMnemonic (5827) 5 years ago

Limbaugh is definitely a racist. As well as a womanizer.

[-] 2 points by DKAtoday (33486) from Coon Rapids, MN 5 years ago

aAHhaahahaha - no truth allowed - f'n hypocrites.

[-] 0 points by mideast (506) 5 years ago

Lupe Fiasco reportedly created a bit of a row on Sunday by insulting President Obama during an inaugural event.

Although Fiasco was booked as the headliner for the StartUp RockOn concert in celebration of Obama's reelection, the 30-year-old Chicago rapper apparently had no plans to cheer the current administration. Instead, after taking the stage at The Hamilton in Washington, he reportedly announced that he didn't vote for the president in the 2012 election and spent more than 30 minutes performing an anti-war song.

Josh Rogin, staff writer for The Cable, described the encounter:

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 to go.

Matt Dornic, senior director of public relations for CNN, also posted a tweet describing the concert's unexpected turn of events:

Hypervocal, which co-founded StartUp RockOn with EventFarm and Fighter Interactive, later released an official statement about this incident, saying Fiasco was not kicked off stage for his anti-Obama rant.
"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."