Lupe Fiasco Removed From Stage After Making Anti-Obama Comments
Lupe Fiasco ruffles feathers in Washington, D.C. as he is removed from the stage.
Lupe Fiasco was removed from the stage during a performance at Hamilton Live in Washington, D.C. on Sunday (January 20) night.
The rapper was removed after performing an anti-war song for 30 minutes, and stating that he did not vote for President Barack Obama in the recent November election. He was reportedly booked to perform as part of a celebration for Obama's inauguration, which takes place on Monday (January 21).
After the performance and anti-Obama remarks, Lupe was asked by security to leave after refusing to move on to a new song.
Below are tweets from Foreign Policy's Josh Rogin, who was present at the show (spotted at Complex):
Lupe Fiasco just got thrown off stage here at the Hamilton Live after he went on an anti-Obama diatribe mid set.— Josh Rogin (@joshrogin) January 21, 2013
So Lupe played one anti-war song for 30 min and said he didn't vote for Obama and eventually was told to move on to the next song.— Josh Rogin (@joshrogin) January 21, 2013
Lupe refused to move to the next song so a team of security guards came on stage and told him to go.— Josh Rogin (@joshrogin) January 21, 2013
Lupe's stance on Obama is nothing new, as the rapper has criticized the President numerous times in the past.
Watch footage from the show below (via NotThisNews.com).