Video: Lupe Fiasco kicked off stage after performing "Words I Never Said" for 30 minutes at President Obama Inauguration celebration ~ LUPEND

Monday, January 21, 2013

Video: Lupe Fiasco kicked off stage after performing "Words I Never Said" for 30 minutes at President Obama Inauguration celebration

So Lupe just performed the first verse of Words I never Said for 30 minutes straight. He had to be removed from the stage.... for performing. Im at a loss for words...

20 min straight... **they cut his mic off**. Raps with no mic for 5-10 more minutes, People booing and everything. They cut the power to the stage. All those people... stunned! Security had to remove the homie from the stage.

He did the entire set, all the music from all the songs he was going to play were played... but he only did that verse. He stopped and had water once, and then he started the verse again...and again... and again... and again... No arrests... they just removed him from the stage. Nothing violent or negative was done. Just an #EpicShow!

Take this Day serious. #MLKDay - @LupeFiascoStore

206 comments:

  1. WOW.

    There's no more free speech I guess. they should have known who they were hiring before they put them on stage, it's motherf***ing Wasalu!

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  2. They would've had to drag me off the stage. You can only be calm for so long, its only a matter of time before you have to act out to get your point across, right? If your going to cause a scene, cause a scene.

    Ok maybe they wouldn't have had to drag me... Idk. But I wouldn't have budged... Soooo. *shrugs*

    Go Lupe. :))))

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  3. Ahhhhhh man!!! :o

    Lupe going crazy, flow is going almonds! He going back to go in and you gonna need a garmen!

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  4. Yeah, for those assholes who thought he wasn't pissed about the whole album debacle a few days back....

    Think again, bitches :)

    Respect

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  5. Much respect for you Lu for standing up for what you believe in. I can easily see the media spinning this into something that it wasn't to attack Lu. I hope that doesn't happen. Way to go Lu, I applaud you! Peace and much love to ya.

    Verse 2 from ITAL (Roses):
    I know you’re sayin’, “Lupe rappin’ ‘bout the same shit”
    Well, that’s ‘cause ain’t shit changed, bitch
    And please don’t excuse my language
    Cause I would hate for you to misrepresent
    The true expression of my anguish
    And by this far I ain’t shocked, upset, or appalled
    I’m ashamed, bitch

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  6. I'm very confused about this situation. Do the people who run this event not go through a sound check or know what songs lupe is going to play? At the same time why would lupe be at an inauguration party in the 1st place. It would seem like he is showing support for the president which is contradictory to what he believes in. I don't it.

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  7. ^^
    Its as if you have no clue what happened. Sleep on it :P

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  8. ITT: People who aren't seeing the big picture with this situation.

    I hope he has an umbrella and a back up plan for all the incoming shit.

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  9. They said it was ' vocally dissatisfied'. Even if lupe were to sing that song for a full 24 hours, I won't be dissatisfied. Not.even.close.

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  10. I have to b honest if Lupe was performing the same song for over 30 minutes i would be pissed off a little. On a more serious note, this inauguration celebration isn't even official, so you cant say things like president obama silenced him. The promoters of the event probably just got tired of the song being performed over and over again.

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    1. I agree. I'm a huge Lupe fan but I wouldn't want to hear him rap the same verse over and over and over again. I'd cut his mic off too.

      Regardless, i wouldn't be surprised if that's the reaction he wanted anyway. After all, if he was trying to make a statement, he had to do something bizarre enough for it to reach the media.

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  11. Ohhhhhhhh fuck yeah!!!!!!

    JJ.

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  12. I back flipped on the mattress they slept on me on!

    JJ.

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  13. The crowd seemed to enjoy the show

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  14. for the first time since Lu quit twitter, today i am happy he aint there anymore coz there was going to be some heated exchanges on there!

    LOL ah well.....

    Personally i feel he shouldnt have agreed to perform there in the first place. whats the point, if you dont believe in Obama and all, then just stay away.

    I love lupe bt i feel this was well calculated to bring controversy and attention to him, it was uncalled for, so he got paid so he can do 1 verse over and over again?? i hope he didnt get paid or he gives them back their money.

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    1. I agree completely... Makes no sense and just flat out disrespectful.. What was your aim exactly? What were you trying to achieve cuz that's quite immature to be honest. That act didn't change a thing

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  15. MY FUCKING HEROOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!

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  16. are summa y'all SERIOUSLY TRYING TO RATIONALIZE A WAY TO HATE ON THIS??? I mean seriously. This is the Wasalu we all love. The one shirtless, broke shackles, charging the castle with mad scars n bruises n shit. With the strength of a thousand buffalo and the wisdom of the monks that trained him. But nah everyone has to find a reason to hatehatehate.

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  17. give us the full 30 minutes!!!!

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  18. He was probably on stage wondering why it took them so long to try to shut him down.

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  19. I'm all for standing up for what you believe in but I hate how Lupe continues to speak out in this manner and then play the victim afterward, as if he didn't create this image for himself.

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    1. Right! Tell me about it yo shits just gettin out of control and equally get us nowhere!

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  20. Hey anon,what is "this" image?

    And how does he "Play the victim?"

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  21. It's MLK Day, baby. Martin didn't get his point across by simply speaking in interviews and being civil. Yeah it was the Civil Right Movement but he had to get loud and belligerent at times.
    That's how you get recognized. Start controversy. Invade the ears and minds of those whom are ignorant and outright against it. This situation was no different. MLK generated tons of supporters to march down streets. Lu used a publicized stage to shatter the establishment's rules. Simple.

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    1. He isn't acting on that agenda tho. He does a stunt an that's it. From a pov it seems like it's in lieu of his label promoting him and this looks like another method to push ppl to talk to sell his albums. You ain't gonna see Lupe out there creating any marches and movements for the people's sake but aye if he got an LP comin up why not spark some controversy? Shits gettin tired

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  22. Dude played the same song for thirty minutes. Come on really you can't sit here and scream that's Lupe LOL!! No that a dick. And I've been listen to him since he was moving faster then those hogs in the hedges. Come on man. He's one of the greatest artist of our time. But he keeps doing shit like this and now the album cancel or delay or what ever he's calling it now. Just don't know anymore man.

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  23. ^^

    Ever occur to you that is a form of protest instigated and perhaps even fueled by the album cancellation?

    You speak as if we wanted the album to be delayed.

    Get out.

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  24. hahahah did yall see how he looked at the security guy hahahah Lupe was about to show him why he got all them black belts and shit...nigga was pissed as fuck...and the security guy looked at him and saw a guy ready to murder another so he was like ay can yall get him off the stage or some shit hahaha epic lupe rebel shit right der

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    1. How is that rebel like? Showin up to an event you don't support and trolling it? That's idiocy and y'all advocating this bafoonery like he did something.. He didn't do shit

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  25. Fact is we're all victims. Saying he's playing a victim role using true.playing the victims role is sitting down and taking it complaining but not doing a thing to stop it.id rather be the cat that stirs things up and has my name tainted a bit for the sake of what's right

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  26. This serves as a great reminder as to why I, like so many others, ever became a fan in the first place.

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  27. Villain bra... Why do you persist is pushing this agenda? Every time I see you comment you attempt to degrade or tear down something.

    Classic trolling and/or baffoonery.

    I have to admit though, you do it with such adept subtle artistry that its often difficult to detect. Making you a dangerous troll.

    This act by Wasalu was some kind of backwards act in "lieu of his record" label in order to try and boost his popularity. Look at Lu's sales... HUMBLE at best! This was an act of defiance, and I like it.

    Using such an event and repeating an ANTI-WAR sentiment against war provocateurs is something I, and many other users on this blog applaud.

    You don't like it?
    GTFO

    Cheers :)

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    1. I'm not degrading or tearing anything down. I have opinions just like everyone here. I'm a fan just like everyone here and it's funny how y'all say on a Lupe blog why come here an question the stat quo / "love" in the atmosphere an if we don't like GTFO but Lu chose to do that same act an sprinkled the "hate" towards the pro Obama peeps an its cool? I don't get it. That screams hypocrisy and one thing I learned from Lu was having an open mind not being an arrogant one sided individual that say if you don't like then leave.

      He's not perfect. He doesn't create gold with everything he walks by. I would think as a fan base of free thinking people we could peacefully discuss all things involved with what's irrelevant and speak on it from all sides but all I see it extreme stanis

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    2. m and dismissing anything that disagrees from what the general norm is here. That's no different from the sheep y'all continue to criticize in the hip hop community and beyond because they aren't speaking out and neither are the ones that do it here. Just because your convictions are different doesnt mean you don't fit the mold like them because I see no difference and it's just tired yo.

      People on here say listen to other artists or go find another project and wait and I don't think they understand. My greatest fear when I discovered Lu back in 06 was him ever ending his career cuz there's no one like him. I hate to accept the fact that he's been on a steady decline since the cools released and I hate to admit not looking forward to him releasing anything again (whenever he retires) cuz he's all I cared for. He made this shit worth it (listening to rap music) an for him not to mind like its cool or something is just unsetting cuz I put on for him so much, it sucks but I digress..

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    3. All I'm saying is speaking on the current event of what's relevant (because its more than just some hoax at the inauguration) it was just something that didn't make sense and wasnt called for. That's something a man under the influence like kanye would of done but Lu what are you doing b? Like really? What did you stop? What ears did you open? Like seriously what was accomplished besides making yourself look silly an making your fan base look silly for following you like we do?

      I can't win cuz I got a 33 yr old sister that don't listen to nothin made after 2003 and when I try to put you on she look at me an be like that dude that wyl out at the inauguration? I'm good but you make great points an I like your vision it just wasnt the place... She still hasn't even forgiven kanye for that swift shit so it's cheese an crackers

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  28. @ViLlain I have to agree with you. Lupe already made his point when he called Obama a terrorist. And oddly he did that right before Lasers was supposed to drop. Right before F&L 2 dropped, he had the situation with Pete Rock and now since he has a new album coming out, this shit happens again. Anybody noticing a pattern? Lu is just stirring up controversy to gain attention. Who knows the label is probably behind this bullshit too

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    1. Yeah an it's like I don't want to paint Lu to be that kind of person but shit I don't know Lupe. Everybody in the industry shady so why does that exclude him an his ploys just because his content is different? It's just a little something to think about though.. He didn't have that for his old shit an I wonder why... An idk if you noticed but his older music was more edgey than his newer music now an he talked less an now that he's talkin more guess what happened to his music? Not sayin he's lost his touch but think about it..

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  29. And before anybody goes and tears my head off, please answer this. If Lupe was always this politically charged, why didn't he publicly attack Bush when he was in office? And I'm not the biggest Obama fan. Lupe is my favorite artist but he's being hypocritical. Stop the tirades and be the cool, humble dude you once were.

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  30. ^ Pattern? Dude barely tried to market FnL2. Stop connecting dots that aren't there just so you can hatehatehatehatehatehatehate

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  31. Lupe just gained a whole lot of respect from this. And to those saying he shouldn't have performed the same song for half an hour...Kanye performed Niggas in Paris 11 times in a row....didn't hear you complaining then...

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    1. At a concert in France... Why are we bring up how many times kanye performed a song? It wasn't at no presidents inauguration so it's clearly very diff

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  32. ^^

    You expect a dude to come up and suddenly attack politions right after the illegal invasion of Iraq?

    He attacked the political system with a lot more subtlety back then. American terrorist ring a bell?? But on The Cool its bit more pronounced.

    Little Weapon, Hello/Goodbye/ even Intruder.

    Get your facts straight.

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  33. The point in time where your more known for your outbursts than your art is the day when you need to stop and look at what your doing.

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    1. For real man he need to stay in his own lane an just do the music cuz that screams louder than saying Obama is a terrorist. An all black album speaks louder. Bitch bad video speaks louder than what you say at press conferences and interviews.. Just keep it in the music b

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  34. ""Ha"" took the words right outta my mouth :P

    Useless "critics" are creeping tonight :O

    And the outburts dude, I would disagree. Do you even know what you're talking about...?

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  35. Going to the Inauguration just to bash? That's like going to a blog dedicated to a person just to hate..oh wait...

    Am I the only one that doesn't completely agree with what Lupe did, but is so happy that he did that i might as well be?

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  36. @DJ2KO

    I wouldn't compare Lu ending his show by having fun with a belief he stays true to to some salty dude who can't help but hate.

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  37. @Anon you still didn't answer my question. I heard the first American Terrorist and knew it was aimed at the government and its dark past. Even in that song he didn't single Bush out, he was talking about the government as a whole. Like I said why didn't he PUBLICLY attack Bush? You know, slandering him in interviews going to his inaugural balls and performing American Terrorist over and over again. That's why I'm saying this is hypocritical and just a cry for attention.

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    1. That's different. Lupe was being interviewed and was asked about the president and he called him a terrorist. He was never asked about the president while Bush was president so who knows how we would've responded. He wasn't invited to Bush inaguration neither so neither of your points make sense...

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  38. Lupe sure does talk the talk doesnt he? So proud of him right now

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  39. @xfactor Niggas in Paris was performed 11 times... they performed the "whole song" not one verse

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  40. @Criggz how and when was MLK ever belligerent?

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  41. Let me be the voice of reason.
    Lupe is not speaking your truth or the truth; he's speaking his truth. Lupe reads a lot and is educated on his convictions. He feels a type of way and he's going to stand up. I know we look at lupe as a superhero but he's just a guy with opinion and convictions too. Let a nigga live.

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  42. @Anon

    Like I said, "You expect a dude to come up and suddenly attack politions right after the illegal invasion of Iraq?"

    Lupe was like 23 when FAL came out, you expect him to go ahead and just attack him? Your arguments don't even make sense... Are you listening to yourself? Are you listening to his music?

    His music has been "Politically charged" since Conflict Diamonds, I make no distinction between him "Coming out publicly" and criticizing someone/thing, and him putting it in a song.

    They are both public.

    But perhaps this bridge the chasmous abyss of your ignorance... Wasalu Muhammad Jaco has experienced great frustration and loss in his life since his first Album release. These losses, coupled with infinite frustration make men more belligerent as they age.

    What I'm saying is this, he just doesn't give a FUCK anymore. Long hair and everything :)

    And again, he has always been politically charge, one doesn't need to be as aggressive as he is NOW to PROVE it.

    Get your facts straight.
    Peace.

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  43. Sitting here flabbergasted...

    That one anon was right, ppl need to stop trying to connect dots where there are no dots to connect.

    Hypocritical?? Jesus Christ....

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  44. @anon So your really gonna argue that the way Lupe attacked Bush "publicly" is on the same level of publicity he's attacking Obama now? Dismiss me with the bullshit. And I do listen to his music and respect his opinion but I can't agree with the way he's going about it. He's attention seeking, acting out like that is not going to change a damn thing. Obama isn't magically going to be thrown out of office now that Lupe's done this. He just looks desperate and crazy at this point. My opinion you don't have to agree with it, maybe this is the "chasmous abyss of your ignorance" lol. But okay dude, thanks for finding a way around my question without really answering it. Appreciate it. Peace lol

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  45. Like you said " one doesn't need to be as aggressive as he is NOW to PROVE it."


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  46. What does lupe being 23 have to do with anything? Fred Hampton was 21 when he died as a martyr.

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  47. lets remember when obama came into office. 08. the cool came out in 07 and fnl came out in 06. those were lupe's beginnings where he was just figuring out things and discovering himself. he didnt have the experience and understandings he does now, so now hes at a point where he can criticize the president. if bush was in office now hed be getting the brunt of the damage because lupes a lot older and wiser now. all that being said he was still political on fnl just not as much. american terrorist? at that point hes putting things together, his thoughts his feelings his experiences. fnl2 and lasers hes now expanding upon those.

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  48. Some of us know politicians are full of shit and will tell the public whatever they want to hear. Presidents are certainly no exception. The problem is that Lupe is outnumbered by everyone else. He is in the wrong profession to be making public jabs at the Commander in Chief, and if he's not careful his anticks will cost him his life. The same organizations he attacks in his lyrics have the power to shut him up, fuck up his life and what's left of his career, or make him dissapear all together. The US government is no joke.

    Is that a sacrafice Mr Jaco is willing to take? If I were him I'd fall back, finish my contract with Atlantic and bow out gracefully. Or perhaps that's what he's attempting to do.... get dropped by the label on purpose.

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  49. hatehatehatehatehate

    Wtf are y'all trying to prove? Haters aren't enlightening anyone. Wasalu's bein Wasalu, fans are being fans, his music is being musical. GTFOver yourselves. Love it or leave it alone.

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  50. What is the definition of hate @ha
    Please enlighten me.

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  51. As much as I love Lupe, this is not the way. From an objective standpoint, I'm all for free speech, but that was just fucking unprofessional.

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  52. After reading through these responses from people on both sides of this I can only really come to one conclusion. The majority of you seem to think you know Lupe a lot better than you actually do.

    Who in this comment feed has spent just one day with him? And not one day listening to his music bit one day with him personally.

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  53. ^^ I haven't. I must say you are you correct.

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  54. Neither have you, so what's your point? And he's acting like a child just cause he's in an unfortunate situation he doesn't want to be in. A rebel with a misguided cause.

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  55. Didn't red the comments but all I wanna say is fuck anybody that is hating on lupe for this.

    Gone

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  56. It's not hate though its just trying to figure out the aim. People say freedom of speech and rights this and standing up but he ain't making a stand like Malcolm did or a stand like MLK or the Black Panther Party so so say freedom of speech just to have the freedom of speech? They say he's helping the sheep? How? What was performing that for 30 mins gonna do? What has it done? Where are these former sheep now free from the imprisonment of society at speaking out on how a line from WINS just opened their eyes to the world and beyond for listening to it for 30 mins?

    Who justifies that? Where's the difference y'all supporting? We've been listening to Lupe and his case since 06 or earlier and we have niggas like chief Keef still so what's going on?

    We the upper echelon right? We the free thinkers so what are we doing to stop society from its continued downward spiral?

    I see no difference from us who listen to those that listen to waka

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  57. LIVING LEGEND

    THANK YOU LUPE FOR NOT BEING A SHEEP LIKE ''ALL'' OTHER RAPPERS AND SPEAKING UR MIND.....

    THANK YOU LUPE FOR SINGING/RAPPING ABOUT POSITIVE THINGS IN LIFE AND THINGS THAT ARE GOING ON IN LIFE RIGHT NOW

    ALL U HATERS SUCK A DICK UP TILL U HICK UP....U SHOULD BE THANKING HIM FOR BEING REAL...POINTING OUT WHATS WRONG....AND NOT RAPPPING ABOUT GUNS BITCHES KILOS AND GETTING SHOT BECAUSE THATS ALL BULL SHIT....

    G.O.A.T.

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  58. The content is just diff but we're all spectating. No ones losing friends over the cause. No ones losing a loved one because y'all can't agree but you support what you believe it so it must be done. Lupe aint even doing that! So what is it exactly?

    I'm not saying I'm better or tryna come down on nobody but I just want it to be thought about and discussed because yes Lupe is goodbut excusing bullshit behind the shield of the constitution or mildly being vocal about the stat quo don't make any sense to me.

    But hey that's just my opinion blame Lupe for me having an open mind to all things even the things he does.

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  59. LUPE CAN DO WHAT THE FUCK HE WANT'S
    MAAAAAAAA NIGAAAa

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  60. One man can't change the world but Lupe is trying. We are spectating and giving opinions but no one knows for sure except those who are close to Lu. But as said before Lu has been outspoken since the beginning his is just using more actions than words now because quite frankly words and subtle messages aren't going to work anymore. I pray he keeps doing what he's doing but not lose his life in the process. This isn't publicity because look at his record sales. Lasers was boosted because Atlantic was backing it. FNL2 had the Pete Rock incident but that was nothing and seemed more for Pete Rock to step back into the spotlight. So it doesn't matter if it was for his own ideas, MLK day, Grtting dropped from Atlantic or just wanting to piss people off I say we wait and see what he had to say. IMO this is Lupe in his prime. ALL SABOTAGE!!

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  61. I wanna slap Villain in the face...

    Prattle prattle prattle.

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  62. @AH, I believe that Lu's actions are best described by the idea behind revolutionary suicide:

    "I do not think that life will change for the better without an assault on the Establishment [The power structure, based on the economic infrastructure, propped up and reinforced by the media and all the secondary educational and cultural institutions.], which goes on exploiting the wretched of the earth. This belief lies at the heart of the concept of revolutionary suicide. Thus it is better to oppose forces that would drive me to self-murder than to endure them." - Huey Newton

    Knowing that Lu was suicidal in the past, perhaps he has channeled his reactionary attitude to that of a revolutionary one. Maybe this is the issue that a lot of his so-called "hater" fans have a problem with - his methodology.

    Whether what Lu has done is a good or bad move, I don't know. But I respect him for his courage to speak truth to power.

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    1. I respect it as well and it isn't about not respecting his courage or honesty but it was just out of place. If you want to make a scene an speak out against injustice when the country was mourning over the Sandy Hook shootings where was he? That'll def cause headlines an raise eyebrows on a larger level if you wanted to shift things or get this agenda going. When Obama spoke out then why didn't Lu mic check him?

      Why are you puttin in work at some celebration when no one mind is set right? That's not going to make anyone interested in what you have to say when you do it that way. It only makes you become more dismissed.

      When the pres or any other official are have their sessions of Q & A with the press about anything controversial where is Lu to butt in and get arrested because he didn't belong there or because he was chanting one verse time an time again?

      Do you see how both situations look an how the ladder can get ppl to start lookin him up breakin his lyrics down an get the conversation started? Not exactly in one incident who knows but for a tactical move its far more effective than trollin an event like that.

      If he was my age 23 an did that then yeah its cool cuz that just means you a young cat thinkin impulsively and not knowin what he talkin about but dude is 30 yo. That's not something I would think someone as intelligent as himself would do. Its basic. Its simple and it accomplishes nothing.

      Lupe speaks out an tells the truth right? So is he willing to serve jail time for it?

      If its so just, is he willing to die behind what he paints for us to view?

      I dont think so but i dont know him so I can't say. But do you see where I'm coming from?

      Separates being a rapper than knows a lil sum and being like Malcolm X an MLK cuz i promise you they wasn't trollin no mayor n govenor swear ins to speak about the injustice that took place during that time

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  63. ViLlain we go let you finish but Lu cant reach every single person. So people like Chief Keef are still going to emerge because that environment and mentality still exist. There are many outspoken artist out there but Lu is the only mainstream one. So he is using his avenues available to him to protest and make a statement in a way he sees fit. After all it's his life and career. Don't like get a mic and hop on stage.

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    1. That's true and you're right. Ima do just that then

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  64. "So aggressive or in a rage, I take 'em off the stage.."

    fire flame spittaaa.

    Lupe, never stop.

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  65. @ Anon

    So your problem is that he's being aggressive? Aggressive in the proving of his politically charged stance? Earlier you were arguing about why he didn't attack Bush during his term...

    WTF are you even saying??

    How many times are you gonna flounder about in this pointless argument. I answered you, and you said I hadn't answered anything at all. I feel like you need a brick to face dude... You don't even know what you're talking about anymore.

    Peace :)

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  66. re-listening to fnl pt2 the songs seem more raw and have more impact because of this incident...or is it just me?

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    1. I listened to that and fnl today. Lupe is an anomaly.

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  67. I wonder how this will all play out at the Pro Bowl, or even more importantly, the Grammys...............

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    1. It won't. They won't give lupe the grammy anyway. They never do :(

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    2. He got a Grammy for Day Dreaming.....

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    3. I have no idea but since he's been trying I expect him to do the same at both events. If he does then I'll understand this one more but if he doesn't then this act will be left in vain.

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  68. I love what lupe does, he speaks HIS truth. But I wish he got all this attention for his lyrics. Which he deserves because NOBODY spits like him

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  69. @ Villian, You are upset because Lupe took action, but then you complain that we aren't doing anything. Then you say that Lupe needs to just stick to music instead of taking action. What's up with that? Sure the action may not have been the best course to take but at least a course was taken. I see your point but something had to be done. If nothing else at least publicity was gained. I'm sure this wasn't intended for publicity but now people who didn't know Lupe will now look him up. And if his music does more isn't that a positive? But who are we to judge? Like you said, we aren't doing anything.

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    1. Something had to be done at the inaguration? No it didn't have to be I do agree that actions must be taken. I want a revolution to happen as much as the next guy but doing it this way is just idk not enough punch to the point yano?

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  70. Blogs are stupid. Go LUPE keep fighting!!!!!

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  71. I've got to say, when I first saw that Lu-Dini got kicked off the stage for performing "Words I Never Said" I jumped for joy.

    But Then I saw that he did it for 30 minutes and only the first verse? Isn't that slightly a bit immature?

    Nonetheless I still loved that he did it.

    Lupe doing this leads me to believe that Fuck-Lantic is pulling that 360 deal shit on Lupe again. It could be possible that Lupe did as a Fuck You to Atlantic also Lu-Dini released that "Untitled Communism Freestyle(Lupefiascostore.com)"

    "Budging ain't in my ballin'
    Nudging ain't in my nuggets"

    ^^ Sounds like Atlantic is tying to nudge and budge Lupe into the 360 deal to me.

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    1. Why would they want him to sign 360? He's two albums away from fullfilling his contract with them. It wouldn't make any sense. Sure you can get more money but Lupe wont sign that deal so I doubt its atlantic pitchin that idea

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  72. No matter what he was standing up for, still very unprofessional. If he didn't want to be there, he could have turned it down. But he didn't. He could of acted professional and played every anti oppression song he's recorded and it STILL would have had a better effect than the silliness he did. Oh what, just cause I said that I'm not down for the cause? There's a difference between religiously defending him and knowing when your favorite rapper needs to get his head straight and grind out the rest of that stupid Atlantic contract and move on to better things.

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  73. ^^^ I 100% agree with you on that Lu-Dini should have played every anti-oppression song he has in his book. Not only would he have gotten his message across, but people would have witnessed his artistic beauty.

    Words I Never Said
    American Terrorist
    Little Weapon
    Strange Fruition
    ITAL (Roses)
    Around My Way (Freedom Ain't Free)

    ^^^ All of these songs and more would have been better adequate to perform than simply saying the same verse over and over again for 30 minuets straight which comes off as being silly and immature.

    But a bit of can't help but feel happy that Lupe did what he did. I honestly didn't think he'd be bold enough to play Words I Never Said at a celebration for Obama let alone say the first verse repeatedly until he was kicked out. You'd think that the people that got him him to perform made a deal with him before hand not to any anti-America shit, but got to give kudos to them for actually allowing Lupe to preform that song though.

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    1. If he would of did that that would have been amazing. That would of meant more instead of singling the few out when the entire machine is the problem. You can remove those pieces and the operations will remain.

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  74. To ViLlian and the last two Anon's, I agree. At first I was like alright...this is typical Lu. It's cool. It'll pass. But when I read that he did it for thirty minutes...I stopped. This is really unprofessional and immature to me. I don't give a fuck what your view is or the president. I am a Lupe fan but shit like this I can't stand by.

    When WINS first released, I appreciated the song...not just the OBAMA lyric. But the SONG itself. I respected the fact that he had his own opinion on Obama. That's cool. Your a fucking grown ass man. But the song was not just about Obama...it was more than that.

    So with that said, I'm not gonna sit back and praise Lu for doing this shit. If I was at the event, I would be fucking pissed and ashamed that I am even there. I would have came to hear the artist that I have loved to listen to for years! Not a damn OBAMA RANT!

    If Lupe ever does something like this again...I don't know what I can think about him anymore. This political bullshit and I wanna rebel crap needs to stop. I wanna hear the Lupe I feel in love with when I heard Food and Liquor. Not this shit.

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    1. Exactly man! Exactly smh that's all I want. The Lu that touched on a plethora of things but now he's stuck on just one thing seem like and ain't really doing much but making himself look like a fool that can't be taken serious.

      I'm not saying theres anything wrong with it but if you want to do that now go all the way. And not just at inagurations but your concerts, fund raisers, college visits car shows etc to get your point across because its bigger than just the music right? Its more relevant than just around election and at some pro obama party yes? If so make your stance everywhere not just trollin some event but we'll see where he takes this

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  75. One more thing...at the same time...who dumb idea was it to invite Lupe to this!? Someone wanted this shit to happen!!

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    1. Your right, why would they bring Lupe to an inauguration event? Do they not listen to his music? They probably saw him as a Grammy nominated rapper and he would bring attention to their event. If they wanted attention, he sure as hell brought it to their doorstep.

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  76. Some of you "real fans" worship a man (Lupe)a little too much. Not everything he does should be considered the right thing to do. Every person is filled with good and evil. Lupe should and could have done this in a better way. He didn't have to perform the same song for 30 mins.

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  77. Im not saying what he did was evil, I just think he was little misguided.

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  78. I guess Lupe is the new Kanye

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  79. Every person is NOT FILLED with good AND evil

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  80. Lupe the new Kanye? How DARE you??

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  81. Stand up and speak for what's right. Or just sit behind a computer and criticize it. Lots of sheeple on this thread right now.

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  82. if exposure is a partial goal to this fiasco (as it should be), a spot on the daily beast cheat sheet is a solid win.

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  83. What do you think food and liquor stands for, if there isn't good and evil. Do you know the philosophy of yin and yang

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  84. I'm talking about his perception in the media, How Dare you for even questioning me lol

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  85. Tellem ViLain. Speak that truth mane.

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  86. EVERY person is NOT FILLED with good AND evil. There really are genuinely good people in the world with good hearts AND minds... just like there are some LOST people wondering around.. and some HATEFUL EVIL people. YOU cant speak for everybody. I'm bothered when people refer to someone else's opinion as if that opinion pertains to EVERYONE just because it carries SOME truth.

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  87. We are all about to die!!!!!!!

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  88. Lupe you are the real deal!

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  89. When I read the headline I thought it was awesome. I even like that he did it for 30 minutes. Sure, if you paid money to see him you'd be pissed, but I think that as an artist trying to get his point across there wasn't a better way to do it.

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  90. Not unless he rapped it on the White House lawn. ( which might actually, legally get him killed )

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  91. To the anon that responded chill man, I just wanted you to think. I wasn't trying to get you hostile.

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  92. When i read the headline last night the biggest smile came across my faceeeeeeeee

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  93. Ok, so I read all the comments first befor I watched the video...I guess I was trying to prepare myself for what I was about to see.. Honestly, I wish I was there to actually witness the whole thing because this edited video is not working for me. The whole(edited) thing looked peaceful. He was smiling, jamming and really enjoying himself. The crowd looked like they were having a good time.. We don't know his reasons for performing the same verse for 30 mins but I'm pretty sure it's something he felt he had to do no matter what the consequences maybe. Shouts to Lupe!!!

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  94. I really praise Lupe for what he did and agree to an extent that performing the song for30 minutes was a bit excessive but I felt this was the perfect opportunity to get his message across.

    Also, I can't help but feel Lupe has a deep hatred for Obama because they're both from Chicago and the state the place is in now, he probably feels Obama isn't helping out as much as he really can.

    Shoot, I'm not for favoritism, but I'd respect a president for going over and behind for his hometown rather then no where in the US. (Talking about the increase murder rate in the US)

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  95. For THIRTY MINUTES the same song hahaha.

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  96. Lupe's a dumbass for showing up in the first place. He always does something dumb and acts like that shit is normal. I know you're from chicago but he didn't have to show up. No one's hating on Lu Lu's hating on the president. Lupe should quit while he's ahead and shut up. You all are so up his ass you think it's okay to be a moron on stage. No offense but it's immature to act like this no matter how you look at it.

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  97. He's a dumbass for showing up? Who was the genius who invited him, knowing what he stands for? LOL

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  98. I don't think that was right forum to do that. Lupe shouldn't have done that.

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  99. All you Anon's supporting this...I don't understand. Just because you wanna praise him for "acting" on something doesn't make it ok!!! Lu should act with some class and get off this shit. And you know what... I bet this is why he shut off his twitter and shit. He didn't wanna hear people like me talking shit. Probably reading articles and blogs comments like this site laughing and shit. Well I don't care. I hope he reading this shit. Lu. Get it together and stop being so damn immature...people still like Obama even if you act like a damn fool. It's not gonna work. A majority of us like Obama apparently...he's still in command!

    I don't mean to get so personal but as fans we can't just follow everything someone says or does! I swear to goodness if Lu said go jump of a bridge ya'll just might do it. Wake the hell up! I am a fan but I am also my own person. Ya know, with a mind of my own? Just cause I love a niggas music doesn't mean I would agree with every single damn thing that he is about. Damn.

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  100. Just as Lupe Fiasco reserves the first amendment right to speak out against a subject matter, so do the people in these comments. It does not make them a "hater" if they do not agree with what he did. It also does not make Lupe a "hater" if he does not agree with the president's conduct.

    Truthfully, I think his actions were distasteful.
    1) The people who paid to see him, paid to see a concert, not have him push his political opinions upon them.
    2)It was selfish to conduct himself in this manner. The inauguration was a celebration for the president, if he did not want to respectfully participate in this, why agree to perform here? I do also feel the event planners should have researched the artist they booked more.\

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  101. He's trying to get fired from his label. Brave Heart!!!

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  102. ^^ViLlain, exactly. I respect Lupe tremendously for his artistic and creative music, but I can't just agree with all of actions. The "real" fans worship Lupe he does no wrong.

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  103. This was just awesome by Lupe (:

    Stop sitting behind a screen in your moms basement spewing shit about how much you hate despise this... Get off your ass and speak up against a system and president YOU ALL claim not to be a "fan" of!

    Brother does something you will NEVER come close to doing in your life, and you rebuke him for it?

    These arguments you guys have made criticizing Lu are beyond baseless.

    Peace (:

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  104. This was just awesome by Lupe (:

    Stop sitting behind a screen in your moms basement spewing shit about how much you hate despise this... Get off your ass and speak up against a system and president YOU ALL claim not to be a "fan" of!

    Brother does something you will NEVER come close to doing in your life, and you rebuke him for it?

    These arguments you guys have made criticizing Lu are beyond baseless.

    Peace (:

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  105. Freedom of speech is how he got to perform the song in the first place. He got pulled for doin it for 30 mins. I love Lupe, but this was less having something to say, and more trying to get attention for himself. Really people, what artist would you listen to do the same song over and over. Keep in mind the song is not a hit. His views on politics is not the problem. But if you don't vote in elections, something our people died for, then u really need to shut the fuck up.

    Tha1skilz

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  106. Maybe he had a mental break down.

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  107. This nigga high ass hell!!! Yea, I said it. He high! Maybe a pill or something like that. Irrational behavior!!! This is not Lupe Fiasco. Life must really be fucked up right now. I hope he can get himself together.

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  109. nothing lupe did can be worse than what Obama did, which is KILL INNOCENT PEOPLE

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  110. ^^ Exactly!!

    Also, I hate the ignorant American mentality displayed on this comment section. You guys try to hide behind "Lupe being disrespectful and irrational"

    But what you're really upset about is him being against OBOMBER and you fucked up systems.

    Sheeple get off this blog, please.

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  111. ^^^ Some people actually don't like Obama. The only thing people don't like is the way Lupe handled it. Not every American on here is ignorant.

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  112. I don't understand how you can call a fan of Lupe as "close minded sheeple", unless you can say that the fans such as you that believe (the actions of Lupe were acceptable and good) as sheeple also, because you don't question the why's of what Lupe does, you just accept and argue against those who disagree. So essentially doesn't that make sheeple.

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  113. ^^ Do you even hear yourself?

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  114. Yes I do, do you comprehend what I typed.

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  115. I can't speak for anyone else on this so you're going to get just my perspective. Lupe Fiasco did what he wanted to do. I am a fan of those who do what they want to do. Especially if what they want to do goes against the norms. Am I a fan of crime and murder since those are against the norm? Of course not, you retard. But if a man feels like he did the right thing then there's no way you can put him down. So if the man, Lupe, honestly feels like this was the right course of action, then I can't get mad at him. If some of you guys who disagree had a bit more conviction behind what you type I'd be inclined to consider your opinions but the entire argument is based on agreeing with what is acceptable in society, so I can't take you seriously.

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  116. So what your saying is that as long as the person FEELS like they did the right thing then its ok. right?.. so Obama feels he did the right thing by sending bombs over seas, even tho this bomb KILLED INNOCENT PEOPLE. Is that still ok?

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  117. @anonymous
    I answered that question before you asked it, 'is muder okay?' . Of course not, you retard. I put that part in to be humorous but I still meant it. And to answer your question, no, I don't believe that the President is doing what he thinks is right. But more that he's doing what most Americans think is right.

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  118. You are all wasting your time.

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  119. I'll share with you guys a link to a radio interview where Lupe is asked what he thinks about Bush. He gave his opinion clearly but no one threw a fit cuz bush its okay for black people to down bush but not Obama.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h7VcOolnnqM

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  120. I'll share with you guys a link to a radio interview where Lupe is asked what he thinks about Bush. He gave his opinion clearly but no one threw a fit cuz bush its okay for black people to down bush but not Obama.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h7VcOolnnqM

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  121. I'll share with you guys a link to a radio interview where Lupe is asked what he thinks about Bush. He gave his opinion clearly but no one threw a fit cuz bush its okay for black people to down bush but not Obama.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h7VcOolnnqM

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  122. @^anon
    Welcome to the club. It's our time to waste however we like.

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  123. @^anon
    Welcome to the club. It's our time to waste however we like.

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  124. Stop acting like you can't read and understand a fucking comment. Maybe it requires a little interpretation like the rapper you like so much.

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  125. Hey "Bruh"

    Don't even attempt to come across as intelligent. Not towards me at least, all you do is compound your already idiotic stance and come across as twice the baffoon.

    I'm paraphrasing here, but you accused me of not "question the why" behind Lupe's actions. I'm anonymous and have been commenting here since when the news broke yesterday. I have dissected every angle and analyzed all possible reasons for the provoked response we saw in the video. If you want me to retype my comments I will.

    Just try to comprehend what I'm saying if I do, I feel that you have no clue what you're saying yourself.

    I feel like breaking your face... Thats how much your ignorance offends me.

    Peace.

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  126. Some of you seem to assume those who support what Lupe did at the Inauguration celebration are stans. Well.. I don't agree with everything Lu does but this I support.

    Don't just assume all those that support this act are doing so out of a sense of allegiance to Lu. This is bigger than Lu.

    This is about all the people that have been exploited by US foreign and domestic policy...and the fact that some of the luxuries that we enjoy today, such as going to a concert, are distractions from that very fact.

    If we're going to debate about something let's debate about that. What Lupe did should be a wake up call, not a cause to focus on the trival fact that his album is delayed or what it means to be his fan (who fucking cares, really).

    oh and to those that are talking about his professionalism being compromised... I agree, and I like it.

    Social justice > professionalism

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  127. @ Anonymous. How are you going to say you want to break my face and at the end put "peace". I'm sorry ma'am but you need to calm down. I didn't say anything threatening to you. You're taking this way too seriously. This is just dialogue. Do I really have that much control over you to make you mad?

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  128. @ Anonymous. How are you going to say you want to break my face and at the end put "peace". I'm sorry ma'am but you need to calm down. I didn't say anything threatening to you. You're taking this way too seriously. This is just dialogue. Do I really have that much control over you to make you mad?

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  129. From this point on, nothing but positivity please!!!

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  130. It's just a forum to speak your opinions. There's no need for hateful speeches. It's all good over here

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  131. ^^haha calm down, but I do inquire, what was pathetic?

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  132. Social justice > professionalism?

    We are not even talking about the bigger picture here Misty, the issue is within the proximity of the concert.

    What Lu has going on between Atlantic and himself is his issue.

    I'm talking about the concert itself.

    People had paid to see everyone perform set lists, not one verse over and over again. He could've rapped "I'm going to kill you all" for half an hour, that would've been fine. But the fact that he kept and repeating it, the people who payed to see everyone was getting upset that the show was not moving forward. That's what its all about. Those are the facts. The bigger picture is left to debate. But we're focusing on the immediate situation.

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  133. @anon haha that's cool ma'am. You single though?

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  134. @Anon
    Peace and blessings to you,

    my point is that the immediate situation is nothing to focus on compared to the big picture of why the situation happend in the first place.

    To be clear, "social justice > professionalism" just means that the weight/greatness of what he did justifies his lack of professionalism, in my opinion.

    I think it was a impressively courageous and bold move.

    in terms of this comment you made: "the people who payed to see everyone was getting upset that the show was not moving forwad"

    1. the audience seemed to be enjoying themselves if you ask me lol.
    2. they could have cut him off if they really wanted to
    3. I would pay double to get a chance to witness that epicness.

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  135. @Misty

    I get what you're saying. I actually think the "boos" were due to the fact that they cut off the mic not that they didn't like what Lu was doing.

    BUT at the end of the day raping the same verse for 30 minutes is just straight immature. Most people are automatically going to dismiss what he is saying and just pass it off as him doing a "stunt" or trying to get "attention" or trying to "increase album sales" etc etc etc...

    In my opinion Lu was better off (like someone mentioned above) performing every single anti-oppression song he has ever recorded rather than immaturely spit the same verse until it ticked someone off.

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  136. Also, cut that "you're just a hater" bullshit. The word hater is just a lazy excuse to denounce someone who disagrees with you. Get your head out of your ass and realize other people have different views other than you. People get so caught on clinging to their side or what they think is right, they forget the fact that other people have their own views that are just as valuable.

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  137. it would have been so dope if instead of one verse he freestyled some anti goveernment chicago peace loving stuff

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  138. You can say the same about the US Govts actions (Not just Obamas) when it comes to the drones an whatever else Americas involved with is just the immediate act that we are ignorant to the big picture in the grand scheme of things.

    Sacrifices have to be made for certain things to take part ex. Killing ten to save 100 etc so on and so forth.

    Does that means its ok? Depends on who you ask but personally no its not. Is that blowing his stunt outta what it was sure but you can't use that as an example of 'the bigger picture' when you can use that excuse for everything that happens in world.

    That's another conversation altogether though and that's another day but I'm just sayin

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  139. Enough already... Its like no one sees how circular the debate has become.

    Its allows trolls like bruh escape from under his rock, and sputter rubbish.

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  140. We have to agree to disagree! That's it! The debate is dead! We should just wait for Lupe to give a statement or interview and see what was really behind all this...

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  141. ^^^Just because you don't agree with Bruh or ViLlain doesn't mean they're trolls. They just have a different opinion than you.

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  142. ^^^ The End... Lets move on to the next topic!!!!

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  143. Read what Bruh wrote and tell me he's not a troll... But perhaps I'm being to harsh?

    He could be mentally hindered, all evidence to the affirmative as well.

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  144. I guess Bruh struck a nerve with you. Let it go and move on, like they said ^^^

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  145. whoa I was just talking about to person above me. That's why I put ^^^

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