Lupe a complete Fiasco for inaugural celebration (VIDEO)
By April MacIntyre Jan 21, 2013, 21:17 GMT
Lupe Fiasco - © Paul Froggatt / PR Photos
Using the stage as a bully pulpit to espouse his political beliefs and alleged slanderous racial commentary, rapper Lupe Fiasco was asked to leave the stage during his performance at an inauguration party in Washington, D.C. on Sunday.
The rapper belted out politically charged lyrics for an unusually long time when event officials forced him to stop, according to various sources.
Josh Rogin, a reporter at Foreign Policy, tweeted from the event hosted by StartUp RockOn. “Lupe refused to move to the next song so a team of security guards came on stage and told him to go.”
Video of the incident below shows Lupe rapping part of the song “Words I Never Said” before he’s asked to cease. “Limbaugh is a racist, Glenn Beck is a racist,” he says. “Gaza Strip was getting bombed, Obama didn't say s—t. That’s why I ain't vote for him, next one either.”
In an official statement sent Monday, StartUp RockOn said that they “decided to move on to the next act” to end a “bizarrely repetitive, jarring performance that left the crowd vocally dissatisfied.”
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