Lupe Fiasco 'Forced Off Stage For Anti-Obama Rant'
Rapper hit out at the president during an on-stage outburst...
The Superstar hitmaker was performing at an inaugural event - StartUp RockOn - in Washington D.C. when the rapper started signing Words I Never Said - a song he recorded in February 2011.
According to the Mail Online, Fiasco rapped: "I really think the war on terror is a bunch of bull***t, just a poor excuse for you to use up all your bullets.
"… Rush Limbaugh is a racist, Glenn Beck is a racist, Gaza Strip was getting bombed, Obama didn't say sh*t. That's why I ain't vote for him, next one either, I'm a part of the problem, my problem is I'm peaceful and I believe in the people."
His microphone was then reportedly cut and security were then seen surrounding him on stage. Lupe was then asked to move on to his next song and when he refused, he was asked to leave the concert.
Speaking of the incident, Josh Rogin of Foreign Policy tweeted: "Lupe Fiasco just got thrown off stage here at the Hamilton Live after he went on an anti-Obama diatribe mid set.
"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.
"Lupe refused to move to the next song so a team of security guards came on stage and told him to go."
However, a statement by event organisers Hypervocal 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, organisers decided to move on to the next act."