Rapper Lupe Fiasco was thrown off stage at an inaugural event last night for performing an anti-war song that was critical to Obama’s administration.
The rapper has been a longtime critic of Barack Obama and many are questioning why he was booked as a headliner at the StartUp RockOn inauguration concert.
It was evident from the moment Lupe took the stage at Hamilton in Washington D.C. that he was not among the many that came out to celebrate the start of Obama’s second term as president. Instead of performing his hits that he is noted for, the rapper proceeded to launch into a 30-minute set, playing one anti-war song throughout.
The Chicago-based MC made it clear he did not vote for Obama in the 2012 elections and that he was not in support of the many wars that the U.S. government backs. He was eventually asked to leave the stage by security personnel. The company that organized the event, Hypervocal, released a statement clarifying that they did not pull the plug on the performance because of Fiasco’s anti-Obama stance. They said: “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.”
Fiasco has yet to comment on his performance and eventual ejection from the show last night.