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Lupe Fiasco was escorted from the stage during a Sunday night inaugural event in Washington, D.C., after delivering some Anti-Obama lyrics. And now the organizers behind the event — Start Up Rock On — are claiming he wasn’t booted for his stance on the president.Grammy-nominated rapper and Chicago native
Lupe Fiasco was performing his controversial song “Words I Never Said” (see our previous coverage of the song) at a place called Hamilton Live, and based on some of his lyrics, you might expect the rapper to be quite popular with the audience celebrating Obama’s second inauguration.
As one line says: “Rush Limbaugh is a racist/Glenn Beck is a racist.”
However, in the very next line he made some disparaging comments about President Obama and admitted to not voting for him in the past election and promising not to vote for him in the most recent one:
Gaza Strip was getting bombed, Obama didn’t say sh*t. That’s why I ain’t vote for him, next one either…
Video posted online show that security guards eventually took to the stage and forced the rapper off the stage. There are several edits to the video, but as one concert-goer points out, the song did go long: “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.”