Lupe Fiasco Calls President Obama a "Terrorist," Reminds Everyone That He's Never Voted

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"Hey everyone, I have an opinion!"
​Chicago rapper Lupe Fiasco has been known to speak his mind, but what he says usually has some sort of semblance or credence to it. He's not the only rapper to have an opinion these days, and there's nothing that unique about being a musician with some sort of political slant or agenda.

Yesterday, in an interview with CBS News' Shira Lazar, Fiasco labelled President Obama as "the biggest terrorist." Now, there's something rather unique about that statement, given Fiasco's history of rallying against Obama.

The kicker? Fiasco was a guest on the show What's Trending, there to discuss his latest album, Lasers. Last I checked, What's Trending is hardly Real Time with Bill Maher, where having a staunch opinion on politics is encouraged. You have to pick your battles, Lupe.

While on the topic of politically charged music, hostess Shira Lazar told Fiasco that being a politically charged pop artist is an anomaly, leading Fiasco to say, "In my fight against terrorism, to me, the biggest terrorist is Obama, in the United States of America." Fiasco then went on to elaborate, "For me, I'm trying to fight the terrorism that's actually causing the other forms of terrorism. The root causes of the terrorism is the stuff that the U.S. government allows to happen and the foreign policies that we have in place in different countries that inspire people to become terrorists. And it's easy for us because it's really just some oil, which we can really get on our own."

When pressed about what he can do about the political process, Fiasco said, "I don't vote. I don't get involved in politics. Because it's meaningless, to be honest."  Fiasco then offered a rather convoluted explanation to his politic apathy, "First of all, I'm a real big believer if I'm going to vouch for someone, I'm going to stand behind everything they do. If I'm going to say I stand behind this person and write on a piece of paper that says I stand for this person, then I have to take responsibility for everything that he does. Because that's just how I am as a human being. Politicians aren't going to do that, because I don't want you to bomb some village in the middle of nowhere."

For those keeping track -- Obama is a "terrorist" and Lupe Fiasco has never voted. I'm no expert, here, but when you make bold, unfounded claims about something or someone you don't agree with, you better be able to at least back up those claims with proof that you've done something to counteract what it is that you don't agree with. The Electoral College does not exist to determine who gets to bomb what all for the sake of foreign oil -- being President of the United States isn't that black and white, you jackass. Just because you're from Chicago doesn't give you some sort of extra allowance to freely criticize Obama at a moment's notice. I'd tell you to move to the Bible Belt and move in with some Tea Partiers, but that would probably take too much effort on your behalf. 

Oddly enough, Lupe Fiasco is not a part of The Sound Strike. It's a shame, too, because they could use more of Fiasco's lazy, unfounded "activism" amongst their ranks. 

Lupe Fiasco: Obama is a "terrorist," but I've never voted. The Sound Strike: what SB 1070 stands for is wrong, but we won't set foot in Arizona to do anything about it. Both: attacking their opposition from a safe, comfortable distance without any sort of plan to remedy the situation.

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How is there any connection between his thoughts on the president and his refusal to vote? You are making the flawed assumption that voting is the only way to effect change and the only way to retain credibility when it comes to discussion about political leaders. Choosing not to vote because there is no option that he can fully believe in is admirable.

Michael Lopez
Michael Lopez

No, it's not admirable. It's lazy. Anyone can have an opinion when there's a TV camera in their face. Having an opinion on Election Day - when there are no cameras around to record what you say and do - is what really matters.

Wolf's Winter
Wolf's Winter

First, I am a fan of underground rap(not the mainstream sort). Certainly not a fan of Lupe. I don't think he knows what he's talking about. He says one that contradicts another. Such as in the interview, he says he doesn't want to get involved in politics, yet he goes on to ramble about how Obama is a "terrorist" and gets fully involved in the matter at hand--politically speaking.

I think he's one confused emcee.


Just out for publicity, who is not relevant to anything in politics.  The world will alwaysknow the name, Obama but Fiasco, not so much.  And he never votes, lol. 

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