Grammy-winning rapper Lupe Fiasco won’t be invited to the Democratic National Convention next year after calling U.S. President Barack Obama America’s biggest terrorist.
But this is America, and Lupe’s rights to free speech are protected under the Constitution, including calling the president of the United States a terrorist.
“To me, the biggest terrorist is Obama, in the United States of America,” said the Chicago rapper in an interview with MTV recently (watch video after the break).
“So, for me, it’s like I’m trying to fight the terrorism [Obama] 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.”
No doubt, Lupe was referring to Obama’s history of supporting terrorism in Muslim countries, and giving billions of American dollars in foreign aid to terrorist countries such as Afghanistan, where the world’s biggest terrorist, Osama Bin Laden, was executed by Navy Seals on May 2nd.
When the fallout from Lupe’s statements reached a fever pitch, Lupe took to his Twitter page to address the criticism. When a user named @crombee tweeted to Lupe: “you shouldnt make comments like that when you dont even vote,” Lupe responded: “I still pay taxes homeboy duh.”
The backlash will continue, but Lupe is already being hoisted onto the shoulders of many disillusioned Americans who put down their Kool-Aid cups after failing to see the economic recovery or jobs that Obama promised them.
Obama may have the support of clueless rappers, such as Jay Z, who, at 41, is woefully out of touch with the street. But Lupe is only 29, and still has influence with the young Hip Hop voters that Obama needs to win the election.
Click below to watch the interview.