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Author Topic: Lupe Fiasco invited to pre-inaguration concert, escorted off stage  (Read 619 times)

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Offline SkynetTopic starter

He sung a song which criticized the President's foreign policy initiatives.

This isn't the first time he criticized the US President, either.

Thoughts?

I personally think that both sides made mistakes.  Fiasco should have known that publicly criticizing the President as part of a stage act would be very rude, especially to do at his inauguration.  Secondly, it wasn't a very good decision on the White House's part to invite an outspoken critic to the event.

Edit: I found out that the concert was pre-inauguration, and not affiliated with the White House.  The concert is known as StartUp RockOn, and was a private event meant to celebrate the inauguration.
« Last Edit: January 21, 2013, 07:02:02 PM by Skynet »

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Re: Lupe Fiasco invited to Obama's inauguration, escorted off stage
« Reply #1 on: January 21, 2013, 05:11:50 PM »
Same song for 30 minutes? I don't think it's his opinions that got him booed off stage - I think it was probably that it was a shitty performance. :P

Offline SkynetTopic starter

Re: Lupe Fiasco invited to Obama's inauguration, escorted off stage
« Reply #2 on: January 21, 2013, 05:15:19 PM »
That's a possibility.  Of course, I'm getting conflicting accounts from multiple news sources (Secret Service took him off stage vs. he left voluntarily), so I don't have a definite judgment as of yet.  Still not a good idea on Lupe's part to choose that particular song.

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Re: Lupe Fiasco invited to Obama's inauguration, escorted off stage
« Reply #3 on: January 21, 2013, 05:28:07 PM »
Same song for 30 minutes? I don't think it's his opinions that got him booed off stage - I think it was probably that it was a shitty performance. :P

Not even the same song. Same verse for thirty minutes.

It likely could have been any verse and he'd have gotten booted. And I'm sure he wanted to get booted: but he probably didn't want to give them the pretext of his just being a poor entertainer for doing so.

Offline Callie Del Noire

Re: Lupe Fiasco invited to Obama's inauguration, escorted off stage
« Reply #4 on: January 21, 2013, 05:36:38 PM »
Not even the same song. Same verse for thirty minutes.

It likely could have been any verse and he'd have gotten booted. And I'm sure he wanted to get booted: but he probably didn't want to give them the pretext of his just being a poor entertainer for doing so.

Yeah.. that definitely does a lot for your career.

Yeah..nothing says professional like being an utter tool at the President's Inaug.

Offline Lilias

Re: Lupe Fiasco invited to Obama's inauguration, escorted off stage
« Reply #5 on: January 21, 2013, 05:45:49 PM »
Yeah.. that definitely does a lot for your career.

Yeah..nothing says professional like being an utter tool at the President's Inaug.

Sooner or later, one has to live up to their chosen name. ::)

Offline Callie Del Noire

Re: Lupe Fiasco invited to Obama's inauguration, escorted off stage
« Reply #6 on: January 21, 2013, 06:16:03 PM »
Sooner or later, one has to live up to their chosen name. ::)

True.. and what is your recording company is owned by someone who is supporter of the president?

Offline SkynetTopic starter

Re: Lupe Fiasco invited to Obama's inauguration, escorted off stage
« Reply #7 on: January 21, 2013, 06:19:53 PM »
I found out that the concert was pre-inauguration, and not affiliated with the White House.  The concert is known as StartUp RockOn, and was a private event meant to celebrate the inauguration.

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Re: Lupe Fiasco invited to Obama's inauguration, escorted off stage
« Reply #8 on: January 21, 2013, 06:26:59 PM »
Not even the same song. Same verse for thirty minutes.

It likely could have been any verse and he'd have gotten booted. And I'm sure he wanted to get booted: but he probably didn't want to give them the pretext of his just being a poor entertainer for doing so.

Seriously, if you're going to make an anti-war song thirty minutes long, at least make sure it's entertaining.  Edit:  Even Guthrie stopped at 18 minutes.
« Last Edit: January 21, 2013, 06:28:09 PM by Oniya »

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Re: Lupe Fiasco invited to Obama's inauguration, escorted off stage
« Reply #9 on: January 21, 2013, 06:54:32 PM »
Seriously, if you're going to make an anti-war song thirty minutes long, at least make sure it's entertaining.  Edit:  Even Guthrie stopped at 18 minutes.

and he WAS entertaining.

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Re: Lupe Fiasco invited to Obama's inauguration, escorted off stage
« Reply #10 on: January 21, 2013, 06:58:52 PM »
and he WAS entertaining.

Precisely my point.  Even my amateurish rendition at my freshman talent show didn't result in me getting booed off the stage.

Offline Stattick

Re: Lupe Fiasco invited to pre-inaguration concert, escorted off stage
« Reply #11 on: January 21, 2013, 09:31:34 PM »
I never heard of him. Oh, he's a rapper? No wonder I never heard of him.

Offline Alchemistry

Re: Lupe Fiasco invited to pre-inaguration concert, escorted off stage
« Reply #12 on: January 25, 2013, 09:30:41 PM »
I saw this guy on the Colbert Report a long time ago. He says his modus operandi is to always question authority, all the time, even if they support your ideas. A fat lotta good that did him, I see.