Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Lupe Fiasco Booted Off Stage at an Obama Inauguration Party

Lupe Fiasco publicly criticized President Obama last year, and he has done it again! But, this time he got kicked off stage.

He took the stage Sunday in Washington at the Hamilton Live theater as part of the StartUp RockOn inauguration bash, where he said:

"Limbaugh is a racist, Glenn Beck is a racist," he rapped. "Gaza Strip was getting bombed, Obama didn't say (bleep). That's why I ain't vote for him, next one either."

Politico reports that tweets indicated Lupe played one anti-war song for 30 minutes and was told to move on to the next song. When he refused, security escorted him off the stage.

In a statement posted on HyperVocal.com, organizers of the party say Lupe was not kicked off stage for what he said.

"Lupe Fiasco performed at this private event, and as you may have read, he left the stage earlier than we had planned. But Lupe Fiasco was not 'kicked off stage' for an 'anti-Obama rant.' We are staunch supporters of free speech, and free political speech. 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."

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