Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Lupe Fiasco talks politics on "The Colbert Report"

By The Hip Hop Writer
Hip Hop Vibe Staff Writer

Following a four year hiatus, Lupe Fiasco has been one of the most-vocal rappers in the game. First, he was battling with his record label for an album release date. Then, Lupe Fiasco was in the news for calling out President Obama.

Many were surprised that Lupe Fiasco, a Chicago rapper, would call out Obama, a Chicago politician. But, Lupe Fiasco said he was not being anti-Obama. Instead, he was exercising his right as a taxpaying citizen to criticize the government.

Stephen Colbert joked Lupe Fiasco was a member of the Tea Party movement. Lupe Fiasco said it is the type of person he is, he calls it how he sees it. The Chicago rapper said he practices what he preaches.

During the interview, Lupe Fiasco also said bringing down Osama Bin Laden does not signal the end of the ten-year, "War on Terrorism." Lupe Fiasco said he does not see an end to the ongoing war against terrorism.

Watch Lupe Fiasco's performance of "Words I Never Said" on "The Colbert Report" below:


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