Rapper Lupe Fiasco Thrown Off Stage At Inauguration Concert After Anti-Obama Rap
Bert Atkinson Jr. | On 21, Jan 2013
Rapper Lupe Fiasco was thrown off stage this past weekend after he went on a rap/rant against Obama in Washington, DC at an inauguration weekend concert put on at StartUp RockOn, an event that celebrated startups and innovation.
Organizers released the following 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.