Lupe Fiasco was taken off stage at a performance at Hamilton Live in Washington D.C. for the StartUp RockOn concert to celebrate President Obama's inauguration.
He rapped 'Limbaugh is a racist, Glenn Beck is a racist, Gaza Strip was getting bombed, Obama didn't say s**t, that's why I ain't vote for him, next one either, I'm part of the problem, my problem is I'm peaceful'
Hypervocal, which co-founded StartUp RockOn with EventFarm and Fighter Interactive, later released an official statement about the Lupe incident.
"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."
Josh Rogin, a writer for Foreign Policy magazine, tweeted about Lupe getting kicked off stage
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