Lupe Fiasco performance at StartUpRockOn Inauguration Bash cut short after anti-Obama song
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WASHINGTON - Rapper Lupe Fiasco was reportedly asked to leave after he performed an anti-Obama song during a pre-inauguration concert in Washington, D.C. Sunday.
The artist performed at the StartUpRockOn Inauguration Bash at the Hamilton Live Theater.
According to ABC News, the 31-year-old performer went on an anti-war, anti-Obama rant and told the audience that he did not vote for the president.
The rapper has criticized Obama in the past and has voiced his discontent with the country's voting system, according to ABC News.
According to reports, Fiasco stated, " “Limbaugh is a racist, Glenn is a racist, Gaza strip was getting bombed, Obama didn’t say s***.”
Staff members asked the rapper to change songs after concertgoers started to get angry, but he refused.
Fiasco continued on until venue bouncers finally asked him to leave the stage.
A statement from one of the concert organizers, hypervocal, stated:
"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. Lupe Fiasco repeated the one song for more than 40 minutes."
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