Rapper Lupe Fiasco kicked off stage at Inauguration event for saying he didn’t vote for Obama

Lupe Fiasco kicked off stage

Sunday’s fiasco at a presidential Inauguration event must have seemed like shades of Desiree Rogers to the Obama administration.

If you recall, Obama’s attention-seeking Social Secretary Desiree Rogers resigned her post after an uninvited couple crashed a White House event and got close enough to the president to take a picture with him.

On Sunday, rapper Lupe Fiasco — who has sharply criticized Obama in the past — was kicked off the stage during an anti-Obama rant at the StartUp RockOn Inauguration Celebration at the Hamilton Live.

Foreign policy reporter Josh Rogin live-tweeted the bizarre scene as it unfolded before him.

Lupe Fiasco kicked off stage

First the stage lights were cut, then Fiasco’s microphone (and the stand that it was attached to) disappeared — but none of that deterred him any. Fiasco continued to rap as the live band played on. As the crowd cheered him on, the 31-year-old rapper was quickly surrounded and dragged off the stage by Obama’s burly Secret Service agents who couldn’t care less about free speech under Big Brother [Obama]’s watch.

Maybe the Obama administration forgot about that interview that Fiasco did with MTV in which he referred to Obama as the “biggest terrorist … in the United States of America”?

Someone’s head will roll after this latest fiasco.

Watch the video below.

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    • Smonae80

      ION even see why they asked this ass#ole to perform

    • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GzgpeLFf4z4&feature=youtube_gdata_player Donna del Gatto

      :think:

    • http://Www.yallaintchit.com Man, I just don’t care™

      Who invited this no talent azz ninja anyway?
      He always try to say some “controversial” chit just cause.

      He remind me of them niggas that go to jail but come back “Harvard Educated/Rhodes Scholars” and chit.

    • http://www.gravatar.com/avatar/db78ef2b213fd6958c1aa6773fe9a6dc?s=80 jeniefrumdabloc

      Then why perform at a Obama event :shrugs: ignant!

    • http://www.gravatar.com/avatar/db78ef2b213fd6958c1aa6773fe9a6dc?s=80 jeniefrumdabloc

      This fool trying to grab his yt audience :no:

    • https://twitter.com/I_Am_Durty iAmChan

      This nigga wants to be known as a rebel so bad…..he comes off as butt hurt tho

    • PumpkinsMama

      Jennnnay :kiss:, Chan :hi: Man I spoke to ur rathcet azz downstairs :rofl:

    • GAGIRL87

      @ Jenie exactly!!!

      Is he tryna get his Kanye on when Ye said Bush did NOT like black people???? :think:

    • http://sandrarose.com Sandra Rose

      So no one is worried about losing our rights to free speech under Obama’s rule? What did Lupe say that was wrong? :shrug:

    • Miany

      I respect his right to disagree politically but, why would he perform at an inauguration event if he’s going to disrespect the honoree? Moreso, why hire a known opposer to perform at this event. He called Obama the biggest terrorist. He was also on twitter during the ENTIRE CAMPAIGN reiterating the fact that he WILL NOT VOTE, etc.

    • PumpkinsMama

      Good Morning Sandra :waves:

    • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GzgpeLFf4z4&feature=youtube_gdata_player Donna del Gatto

      Sandra Rose says:

      So no one is worried about losing our rights to free speech under Obama’s rule? What did Lupe say that was wrong? :shrugs:
      ___________

      This is why I’m still pondering…he SHOULD be able to say what he wants, but I’m questioning his choice to perform at the event in the first place too… :shrugs:

    • Black Daria Secret

      Not everyone agrees with Obama so who cares if they voted against him. However, Lupe shouldnt have agreed to perform at this event either.

    • https://twitter.com/I_Am_Durty iAmChan

      @ PumpkinsMama What’s good?

      @ Sandra I’m all for the free speech and such, but why would I go to a Muslim rally on stage eating a bacon and egg sammich and let them know on the mic, “This here is some good swine”

    • http://sandrarose.com Sandra Rose

      @ PumpkinsMama, good morning hun :hi: I hope you had a good weekend.

    • http://sandrarose.com Sandra Rose

      Good morning everyone :wave:

    • Diva

      :coffee: is he relevant any way?

    • Diva

      :wave: Good Morning Sandra Rose, how are you today Miss Lady?

    • Smonae80

      Lupe tries to hard, that was just plain disrespectful. He should have turned down the invite and who was the idiot that invited him to perform.

    • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S0kpizSCmzA mzwhang90210

      He is foreva trying to be controversial. Ole tryin to hard ninja!!

      @Sandra…c’mon now. If he was THAT anti-Obama..why go to the event??
      Thats like going to a Muslim rally and singing an Ode to Pork..
      Like going to an anti-abortion rally & singing a song about freedom of choice.
      Like…well…u get the pic.

    • Miany

      Good morning Sandra :waves:

    • Smonae80

      :waves: Sandy

    • Milky

      Good morning :hi:
      Sandra
      Pumpkin
      Iamchan
      Donna
      Miany
      Man
      Jenie
      Gagirl
      Smonae

    • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S0kpizSCmzA mzwhang90210

      @Chan…. I thunk tha sameeeee thang!
      :hahaha:

    • Milky

      :kiss: @diva
      Whang

    • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S0kpizSCmzA mzwhang90210

      <~~doggy tweeted me her pic from the inaug. Well…actually she's outside the gate waitin on Bo to walk by.

      Milkayyyy :hugs:

    • http://Www.yallaintchit.com Man, I just don’t care™

      :jack:
      Good morning ladies!!

    • PumpkinsMama

      Morning Milky w/ya fresh self :danban1:

    • https://twitter.com/I_Am_Durty iAmChan

      @ Milky

      Heeeyyyyyyyyy

    • Smonae80

      :cheer: Milky

    • http://Apr0424.wordpress.com boistop

      Lupe trying to get his revolution televised

    • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S0kpizSCmzA mzwhang90210

      @Sandra….
      that’s like somebody comin on YOUR blog…sayin they don’t like you…you don’t blog about chit…blah blah blah.
      And I have seen u ban folks like that with a QUICKNESS.
      Freedom of speech tho Auntie? :coffee:

      :hugs:

    • boonella

      I used to like Lupe…..He really should have declined the invite…but I guess he wanted to get his message out there…..

    • PumpkinsMama

      @ Man THAT’s exactly y I called you ratchet :rofl:

    • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GzgpeLFf4z4&feature=youtube_gdata_player Donna del Gatto

      :hi: @Milky

    • Miany

      Good Morning Milky!

    • Milky

      @pumpkin what I do bew! :wave: <——- my halo

    • http://Apr0424.wordpress.com boistop

      :coffee:

    • https://twitter.com/I_Am_Durty iAmChan

      @ mzwhang90210

      Great minds think alike…..better be careful for calling her out, or the next “Where is ______ post” is gonna be about you. Lmao!!!

    • JD

      Sandra Rose says:

      So no one is worried about losing our rights to free speech under Obama’s rule? What did Lupe say that was wrong?
      __________________________________________________

      UM NO…Why would he even attend such an event if he doesn’t like Obama? You don’t come to a party honoring someone and talk bad about them. Same thing would happen at any event, not just Obama’s. And its funny how you mention free speech when you are quick to ban someone for commenting on one of your homegirls in the wrong fashion.

    • https://twitter.com/I_Am_Durty iAmChan

      @ Man, I just don’t care™

      That is the best smiley everrrrrrr

    • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GzgpeLFf4z4&feature=youtube_gdata_player Donna del Gatto

      @mzwhang

      that bitch is WAITING for the opportunity to snag her some presidential dog! This is like the all-star game to a groupie for her! :coffee:

    • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MKucUlbrwSU Buttercup

      Sandra Rose says:

      So no one is worried about losing our rights to free speech under Obama’s rule? What did Lupe say that was wrong? :shrug:
      =================
      We can speak freely, but we must also remember that people will react as well. No action is without consequence.

    • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S0kpizSCmzA mzwhang90210

      @Chan….aww hell you are soooooooooo right.

      @Auntie…kindly disregard that post. Can we get a medical minute on run away fangas that type stuff on their own…against the body’s will?

      :hugs:

    • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GzgpeLFf4z4&feature=youtube_gdata_player Donna del Gatto

      JD says:

      Sandra Rose says:

      So no one is worried about losing our rights to free speech under Obama’s rule? What did Lupe say that was wrong?
      __________________________________________________

      UM NO…Why would he even attend such an event if he doesn’t like Obama? You don’t come to a party honoring someone and talk bad about them. Same thing would happen at any event, not just Obama’s. And its funny how you mention free speech when you are quick to ban someone for commenting on one of your homegirls in the wrong fashion.

      ____________
      Check and MATE…. :kona:

    • JD

      He is foreva trying to be controversial. Ole tryin to hard ninja!!

      @Sandra…c’mon now. If he was THAT anti-Obama..why go to the event??
      Thats like going to a Muslim rally and singing an Ode to Pork..
      Like going to an anti-abortion rally & singing a song about freedom of choice.
      Like…well…u get the pic.

      ___________________________________________
      EXACTLY!!! IF THAT AINT SOME COONERY. HE DESERVED TO BE THROWN OFF STAGE.

    • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S0kpizSCmzA mzwhang90210

      @Donna #42…u KNOW this! :rofl:

    • Milky

      :buttshake:

    • MissHarlem

      :smack: & :facepalm: freedom of speech is not the point or principal of this here. Always talking about the forest when we on the trees

    • Miany

      I actually think Lupe is talented. He was being disprespectful. Should have set his politics aside once he agreed to take the gig. That is punishable by death in some nations.

    • https://twitter.com/I_Am_Durty iAmChan

      They shoulda threw him off stage like they used to throw Jazz outta the house on The Fresh Prince of Bel Air!

    • Diva

      Milky :kiss: hey babessssssssss

    • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S0kpizSCmzA mzwhang90210

      But what I wanna know ill..who invited this foolio in tha 1st place??
      Just invitin folk all willy nilly.
      Somebody’s out of a job…somebody’s out of a jobbbbb :happy:

    • http://www.twitter.com/kabyeyou KABYEYOU

      smh something about them south side Chicago negrahs man for Kanye and Bush now Lupe and Obama

      anyone who spoke and i missed it WHAT UP DOE

    • Milky

      How was eveyone’s weekend?

    • http://sandrarose.com Sandra Rose

      mzwhang90210 says:

      @Sandra….
      that’s like somebody comin on YOUR blog…sayin they don’t like you…you don’t blog about chit…blah blah blah.
      And I have seen u ban folks like that with a QUICKNESS.
      __________________

      That’s not true. I give people an unlimited length of rope to hang themselves when it comes to disrespecting me. But I draw the line on anyone disrespecting my readers on this here blog. If I banned with “a quickness,” why is Man still here? :coffee:

    • Milky

      why is man still here?
      ———————————-
      :rofl:

    • PumpkinsMama

      @ Sandra Touche’ :rofl: :hahaha:

    • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S0kpizSCmzA mzwhang90210

      Ok Auntie!

      :rofl:

    • http://sandrarose.com Sandra Rose

      Good morning Diva, Miany, and everyone :hi: Lupe accepted the invitation to perform because he is an artist and this is still a free country. A man can go wherever he is invited — and he should be allowed to speak his mind when he gets there. That simple principal is what this country was founded on.

    • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GzgpeLFf4z4&feature=youtube_gdata_player Donna del Gatto

      *does a circle of snaps @Sandra’s comeback*

      oWWWWW!!! :buttshake:

    • Milky

      @man come hide behind dis hur couch. :couch:

    • Milky

      Oops! :scared:

    • https://twitter.com/I_Am_Durty iAmChan

      @ Milky My weekend was cool…still trying to get adjusted to this new city….so I rode around til I found the hood.

    • http://happysnappynappy.blogspot.com rozb

      @MzWhang: Is that your dog in the avi? I swear, part of the highlight of my day is seeing what outfit your avi is wearing!

    • GAGIRL87

      Hey Milky :waves:

    • http://Apr0424.wordpress.com boistop

      :popcorn:

    • Milky

      @chan where did u move from and to?

    • GAGIRL87

      Good morning Diva, Miany, and everyone Lupe accepted the invitation to perform because he is an artist and this is still a free country. A man can go wherever he is invited — and he should be allowed to speak his mind when he gets there. That simple principal is what this country was founded on.

      ______________________________________________________________________

      :rofl:

    • GAGIRL87

      Chief Keef impreganted a milddle school-er :no:

    • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S0kpizSCmzA mzwhang90210

      @robz…that’s my gravi doggy! She IS quite the fashionista tho isn’t she? :hahaha:

    • Milky

      Chief Keef impreganted a milddle school-er
      ————————————————————-
      Say what nah? :shocked:

    • newmom87

      I’m pretty sure Lupe got paid to go and perform. I didn’t vote for Obama but if someone paid me to host, attend, or perform at an Obama event I’d go and collect my coins. Their the idiots for inviting him..

    • http://www.gravatar.com/avatar/db78ef2b213fd6958c1aa6773fe9a6dc?s=80 jeniefrumdabloc

      Morning everyone who spoke :waves: yeah free speech ok :tea: so if I’m against gays , I should perform at a gay rally come on :rolleyes: there is a Time and a place for everything :coffee:

    • http://www.twitter.com/kabyeyou KABYEYOU

      @milky was trying to menaj me on friday cant speak today…smh i blame LUPE

    • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S0kpizSCmzA mzwhang90210

      :newpost: ill up.

      Lawddddd

    • http://sandrarose.com Sandra Rose

      newmom87 says:

      I’m pretty sure Lupe got paid to go and perform. I didn’t vote for Obama but if someone paid me to host, attend, or perform at an Obama event I’d go and collect my coins. Their the idiots for inviting him..
      ________________

      Exactly :applause:

    • pointhimout

      sure I’m all for free speech as long as my right to bare arms isn’t violated as I paruse the local elem school and church. It makes me feel safe.

      Sandra, there’s no way, rights or not, you’d allow me or anybody else to come for you at your event. And you shouldn’t. You have the right to remove that person. Lupe has an opinion, which is cool. But there’s no way you’re going to be at an Obama event talking proudly about not voting for him in either election. The other thing is he was calling out other folk for being racist. I’m thinking they couldn’t get to him fast enough, so by the time they got to him, he was clowning Obama in his lyrics.

      There’s a time and place for everyhing. I can’t wait to hear why he agreed to perform if he had such convictions anti-Obama.

    • http://Www.yallaintchit.com Man, I just don’t care™

      @SANDRA
      “That’s not true. I give people an unlimited length of rope to hang themselves when it comes to disrespecting me. But I draw the line on anyone disrespecting my readers on this here blog. If I banned with “a quickness,” why is Man still here? ”
      _________________

      Sandra, I NEVER disrespect these hoes (even though they never miss an oppurtunity to belittle my height and the like) or friends of the blog.

      Im a rule follower.
      :coffee:

    • http://talkingwithtami.com/blog talkingwithtami

      What is WRONG Sandra is that it’s a time and place for EVERYTHING and that was not the time nor the place! Take that chit outside on the sidewalk if you didn’t vote for Obama or supported him, WHY even bother going and performing? That is because Lupe is an attention whore and wanted exposure! I’m all for free speech as well but you know good and well that was not the place. Thats like them inviting you out to the event to live tweet,instagram and blog about the inauguration! So inappropriate and tacky! :tea:

    • http://pearlswindow.com Carrington

      The man has a right to say whatever he wants to say. I don’t hold it against him for not being an Obama supporter. Your political views
      SHOULD extend beyond ethnicity and obviously the issues are more important to him than voting for the “brother”.

      Being an independant doesn’t negate your blackness (and I know because I love being black, and I’m an independant). Being republican doesn’t make you any less black and it’s silly to suggest that being black means ANY democratic candidate should automatically get your vote.

      Now, on the FLIP side of this, the dumba$$ who booked someone who is VOCALLY anti-Obama, to perform at the inauguration for Obama, is the one who should have been invited on stage just so they could snatch his or her ink pen, clip board and ID badge before the secret service humiliated that a$$ by dragging her off stage and pushing her outside into the middle of the street and then and throwing her coat and keys in out behind her.

      @ Sandra, I don’t see this as a “free speech” issue. If I’m having a party and hire you to DJ and you get on the mic and disrespect me, I’m having security take you and your crate full of records and throw your a$$es in the middle of the street too.

      If you’re suck a stickler for the right to free speech, you wouldn’t BAN mf’s on here so regularly. At MY event, you have the right to “speech” what I deem appropriate. Bash me and my house at my event, and you can do it from outside.

    • http://pearlswindow.com Carrington

      I agree with TalkingwithTami…

    • caribcanadian

      Sandra Rose says:

      So no one is worried about losing our rights to free speech under Obama’s rule? What did Lupe say that was wrong?

      ____________

      Thank you!!! Absolutely nothing was wrong. It was all right but the blind can’t see.

    • PrincipalShellz

      NEWSFLASH…THIS WAS NOT AN OFFICIAL PARTY! THOSE WERE NOT SECRET SERVICE PEOPLE….this was just some promoter party. This had NOTHING TO DO WITH OBAMA, and it’s not a case of Freedom of Speech. The promoters should have checked who they were hiring, but when you are getting paid to follow a THEME…that’s what you are supposed to do. When you are hired for a JOB…it’s to do the JOB the employer asked. If you don’t…YOU GET FIRED!

      If you simply google the promoters….you’ll see…that this was not a White House party. People like JOHN LEGEND perform at official parties!

    • caribcanadian

      @Carrington I agree with you 100%. Don’t let skin color stand in the way of sound judgement.

      I am Black…not from USA….but was big on Obama until I really started checking who he surrounds himself with and what exactly he has done. It’s all smoke and mirrors people. Stop letting the fact that he is a Black man blind you.

    • Sakeena

      newmom87 says:

      I’m pretty sure Lupe got paid to go and perform. I didn’t vote for Obama but if someone paid me to host, attend, or perform at an Obama event I’d go and collect my coins. Their the idiots for inviting him..

      You mean “They’re idiots”?

    • Carmez79

      what you fail to mention is that he sang that song for 30 minutes. that one verse on repeat. you dont practice free speech on your site so….