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Lupe Fiasco, a Grammy-nominated rapper was reportedly kicked off stage at Sunday night’s inaugural event in Washington, D.C.
Rapper Lupe Fiasco was escorted off stage during a performance at an inauguration bash on Sunday in Washington, D.C.
The event was organized by StartUp RockOn at the Hamilton Live theater. Allegedly, Fiasco — well known for his outspoken political statements — was asked to leave after he performed an anti-war song, directed in part at President Obama.
Here are a few of the lyrics:
“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 part of the problem, My problem is I’m peaceful”
In the video above, it appears the lights are cut out mid-performance as three security guards walk on stage to remove Fiasco.
StartUp RockOn released a statement today that assured the rapper’s removal was instead the result of an unsatisfactory performance on his part:
” … 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”