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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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mila_casillas 21st-Jan-2013 05:50 pm (UTC)
This is like when those dimbulbs hired Stephen for the White House Correspondents dinner while Bush was president thinking he actually was a conservative. Fail.

Edit: Uff. I left lj for a few months and forgot how to embed videos http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U7FTF4Oz4dI

Edited at 2013-01-21 05:56 pm (UTC)
20727 21st-Jan-2013 10:52 pm (UTC)
they thought he was conservative? actually? lmao
ediesedgwick 22nd-Jan-2013 03:31 am (UTC)
Colbert's character is amazing because he can play off both sides' confirmation bias.
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