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1:31 am - 01/21/2013

Lupe Fiasco Removed from Stage After Anti-Obama Comments

He's made controversial comments about President Obama before, and tonight, the controversy continued as Lupe Fiasco was removed from the stage during his performance at Hamilton Live in Washington D.C. Booked to perform in celebration of Obama's reelection, Lupe apparently performed an anti-war song, said that he did not vote for President Obama in November's election, then was asked to leave after refusing to move on to the next song after 30 minutes.

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Above is a picture of Lupe Fiasco backstage at the event, and also a picture of him performing on stage. And below are detailed tweets from Josh Rogin, a popular political writer for Foreign Policy, who was in attendance at the show. Stay tuned for more details.


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Official Statement:
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.


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hera_bearrra 21st-Jan-2013 06:43 am (UTC)
Oh lawd...
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