Lupe Fiasco is bizarrely repetitive
LUPE Fiasco was thrown off stage at a Barack Obama inauguration party. He’s black. He said some anti-Obama things. Is that why he was removed?
The gig was run by Hypervocal – “post-partisan Internet Sherpas, groundskeepers of rationality, arbiters of reality and pseudo-nonsense.” It’s Twitter page said, “Disappointed that an artist took opportunity to use an event celebrating innovation/startups to make a political statement.”
Hypervocal is co-founder of StartUp RockOn, who released a href=”http://hypervocal.com/news/2013/lupe-fiasco-inauguration-statement/”>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.
You hired a rapper named Lupe Fiasco, singer of such tunes as American Terrorist (“The more money that they make, the more money that they make, the better and better they live, whatever they wanna take, whatever they wanna take”) and then got upset that he was bizarrely repetitive and political. Sheesh! Do you research…