Pretty much everybody who pays attention to Lupe Fiasco knows he's not exactly a fan of President Barack Obama, but for some reason the group Start Up Rock On booked him to headline their inauguration party Sunday night. It didn't go well. According to tweets from people who were there, Fiasco got pulled off the stage after he played an anti-Obama song for half an hour or so, and refused to move on to the next track.
Foreign Policy's Josh Rogin, CNN's Matt Dornic, and others, tweeted from the event.
Lupe Fiasco just got thrown off stage here at the Hamilton Live after he went on an anti-Obama diatribe mid set.— Josh Rogin (@joshrogin) January 21, 2013
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.— Josh Rogin (@joshrogin) January 21, 2013
Lupe refused to move to the next song so a team of security guards came on stage and told him to go.— Josh Rogin (@joshrogin) January 21, 2013
I won't lie seeing #lupefiasco tonight was amazing. 40 min protest and he gets kicked off stage.— Sajad Ghanizada (@TheRealSajad) January 21, 2013