Lupe Fiasco Removed From Stage After Controversial Set [VIDEO]
Lupe Fiasco stirred some more controversy last night, after his performance at a StartUp Rockon event in Washington D.C., created to celebrate the inauguration of President Barack Obama.
The rapper performed some of his songs, including "Words I Never Said," which includes some negative remarks about the president, and some of its policies.
Following a performance of the controversial song, which lasted about 30 minutes, security asked the rapper to continue his set, and when he refused, they removed him from the stage according to the Washington Post report.
StartUp RockOn released a statement saying,
"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."
Foreign Policy journalist Josh Rogin tweeted about the event live:
Lupe Fiasco is gearing up for a new album which is yet to be titled.