Lupe Fiasco Clarifies His Political Views On The Colbert Report
Before performing "Words I Never Said," Lupe encouraged every taxpaying citizen to question those in power, and gave his thoughts on Osama Bin Laden's killing.
Freddie Gibbs isn’t the only Midwest emcee not buying the hype about Osama Bin Laden’s killing. Count Lupe Fiasco in among the dozens of Hip Hop artists who have also sounded off on the killing of the former Al Qaeda leader.
“We got one guy,” Lupe explained during an appearance on “The Colbert Report.” As for his thoughts on what many pundits have dubbed the “War on Terror,” Lupe said, “I don’t see an end to it. It’s not like it’s a war of attrition.”
The Grammy Award winning emcee raised eyebrows for criticizing both the current Obama administration as well as past administrations with his lyrics about Israel and Palestine in “Words I Never Said.” In line with the satirical nature of his show, Stephen Colbert joked that Lupe was a member of the Tea Party. But Lupe said his views and comments were less about being anti-Obama and more about exercising his right as a taxpaying citizen to criticize those in power.
“I bring that mentality to all parts of my life,” Lupe said. “I practice what I preach, and I preach what I practice. My music is no less an extension of my life, with the things was taught and the way I was raised.”