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Lupe Fiasco Kicked Offstage at Inauguration Party For Criticizing Obama

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Does anyone believe that he was kicked off stage for repeating a song for 30 minutes? The stronger possibility is that they are censoring him because of his criticism of Obama.

Lupe Fiasco escorted offstage at inauguration party

Lupe Fiasco was asked to leave the stage during his performance at an inauguration party in Washington, D.C. on Sunday.

The rapper had been repeating politically charged lyrics for an unusually long time when event officials forced him to stop, according to various attendees.

“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,” Josh Rogin, a reporter at Foreign Policy,tweeted from the bash 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 posted online shows Lupe rapping part of the song “Words I Never Said” before he’s asked to stop.  “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.”

Media company HyperVocal — a StartUp Rock On partner involved with the event — addressed what happened shortly afterward on Twitter. “Disappointed that an artist took opportunity to use an event celebrating innovation/startups to make a political statement,” the tweet read.

But the company later stressed that Lupe “was NOT kicked off stage for an anti-Obama rant.”

In an official statement sent Monday, StartUp RockOn said that organizers “decided to move on to the next act” to end a “bizarrely repetitive, jarring performance that left the crowd vocally dissatisfied.”

A rep for the rapper didn’t immediately respond to a request for comment.

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  • Raine

    ‘Stalin would be proud?’

    Damn right!

  • http://jabhawiyya.tumblr.com/ jabhawiya

    He was too right.

  • Razainc_aka_BigBoss

    Chris Hedges rightly said the liberal class is dead in America

  • Kirook

    I’m pro-Obama but this kind of thing shouldn’t be happening. Americans value free speech above all else, so…

  • http://jabhawiyya.tumblr.com/ jabhawiya

    There is no “political left” in the US anymore. Only “right-wing” and “righter-wing”.

    Take this from a Marxist who constantly gets attacked by what you labeled “the left” in this country.

  • http://jabhawiyya.tumblr.com/ jabhawiya

    Lupe loves Palestinians? Schweet.

    Obama has cultivated quite the cult of personality, don’tcha think? Stalin would be proud.

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  • Nur Alia binti Ahmad

    It had to be the Gaza strip thing. AIPAC couldnt allow freedom of expression there.
    …and, Obama didnt say anything

  • Razainc_aka_BigBoss

    If he was criticizing Bush the political left would be defending him

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