‘Rapper Lupe Fiasco was thrown offstage and escorted off the premises of a Washington, D.C. concert hall during Barack Obama’s pre-inauguration concert Sunday night, after going on an anti-war, anti-Obama rant, according to concertgoers.
Lupe Fiasco played one anti-war song for 30 min and said he did not vote for Obama,
“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 … Lupe refused to move to the next song so a team of security guards came on stage and told him to go.”Josh Rogin, a reporter with Foreign Policy magazine said
The concert’s organizers, StartUp RockOn, denied throwing Lupe Fiasco off stage for an anti-Obama rant. They stated, instead, that Lupe “left the stage earlier than we had planned. But Lupe Fiasco was not ‘kicked off stage’ for an ‘anti-Obama rant.’ ”
The organizers added that they are “staunch supporters of free speech, and free political speech.”