Video: Rapper kicked offstage at private preinaugural concert for criticizing Obama?

posted at 9:31 am on January 21, 2013 by Allahpundit

The organizers insist he wasn’t kicked offstage for criticizing Obama, just for playing the same song over and over, but then they also said afterward that the concert was an “event celebrating innovation/startups” and that appears to be not quite the full truth either. Per their website, it was billed as an “Inaugural celebration … celebrating President Obama’s 2nd term and honoring innovation.” When you’re putting together an event like that, naturally you want your headliner to be a guy like this:

During an interview with CBS in 2011, he called the president a terrorist. Lupe said, “My fight against terrorism, to me, the biggest terrorist is Obama and the United States of America. I’m trying to fight the terrorism that’s actually causing the other forms of terrorism.”

“You know, the root cause of terrorism is the stuff the U.S. government allows to happen. The foreign policies that we have in place in different countries that inspire people to become terrorists.”

Lupe has also criticized Obama’s stance on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and has stated that he does not vote in elections because of his anti-establishment views.

Sure enough, the key bit here has him griping about Obama’s inaction over Gaza. Not long ago, making the president uncomfortable on inauguration weekend by criticizing his policy on the Palestinians would have earned you some truth-to-power cred from mainstream liberals. With a Democrat in the White House, though, the highest-profile media outlet that’s likely to reward this guy with airtime is Democracy Now. If he was smart, he would have rapped about drone strikes instead. The left still at least pretends, sort of, to care about that.

Maybe Fox News will have him on? An O’Reilly/Fiasco interview would be glorious.

Update: My mistake. Fiasco already appeared on “The Factor” two years ago. And it was indeed glorious.


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Lupe 2016!

hillsoftx on January 21, 2013 at 9:35 AM

From not enough crappers to heretic rappers, these people could plan a grocery list.

Flange on January 21, 2013 at 9:35 AM

AP: Lupe has already been on the Factor in 2011. Sparks flew!

can_con on January 21, 2013 at 9:37 AM

The organizers insist he wasn’t kicked offstage for criticizing Obama, just for playing the same song over and over,

I thought that was the compelling feature of rap.

Maybe Fox News will have him on? An O’Reilly/Fiasco interview would be glorious.

Only if BOR wears an oversize baseball jersey, shades, bling, a grill, and a crooked baseball cap.

BuckeyeSam on January 21, 2013 at 9:37 AM

Why is trash like that even at the event?

bluegill on January 21, 2013 at 9:38 AM

Instead, we get silence of the sheep, to which I say, Ba-a-a-ah.

Knott Buyinit on January 21, 2013 at 9:38 AM

An intelligent rapper.

Who knew?

Dante on January 21, 2013 at 9:38 AM

We’re getting closer every day (NSFW – language).

forest on January 21, 2013 at 9:41 AM

You will only play the approved music that Dear Leader likes, any deviations will be dealt with harshly.

Bishop on January 21, 2013 at 9:41 AM

With a Democrat Progressive/Liberal in the White House, though, the highest-profile media outlet that’s likely to reward this guy with airtime is Democracy Now. If he was smart, he would have rapped about drone strikes instead. The left still at least pretends, sort of, to care about that.


FIFY

No, you will not find a liberal who gives a d@mn about drone strikes, NDAA or a tripling of domestic surveillance under Obama.

He is The Won … and ALL that he does is holy in their eyes.

PolAgnostic on January 21, 2013 at 9:42 AM

aren’t most O’Really interviews already a fiasco???? Over to you MKH…./

ted c on January 21, 2013 at 9:43 AM

This is the same rapper who wrote “Why did Bush knock down the towers?” in a song. He’s a nutcase.

shaner5000 on January 21, 2013 at 9:44 AM

do you mean he wasn’t kicked offstage because he’s a no talent a$$ clown?

shocka…the talent “bar” must be set awful low these days….

ted c on January 21, 2013 at 9:44 AM

From not enough crappers to heretic rappers, these people could plan a grocery list.

Flange on January 21, 2013 at 9:35 AM


But … but … but
it was PLANNED by Michelle Obama and Joe Biden, according to CBS News, so how could anything have been less than perfect?

/s

PolAgnostic on January 21, 2013 at 9:44 AM

An intelligent rapper.

Who knew?

Dante on January 21, 2013 at 9:38 AM

He’s anti-American, saying, among other things, that America is the primary cause of terrorism in the world.

mchristian on January 21, 2013 at 9:46 AM

The King’s Jester heckled the King.

Off with his head.

Electrongod on January 21, 2013 at 9:46 AM

Great…Moron on Liberal a$$hat war….

Win Win!!

BigWyo on January 21, 2013 at 9:47 AM

I don’t listen to much rap. I guess I just prefer music.

tommyboy on January 21, 2013 at 9:50 AM

SO what is Lady Gaga going to do now. From what I’ve read she doesn’t like to be upstaged or the news to be about anyone else.

Marcus on January 21, 2013 at 9:50 AM

Rapper kicked offstage at private preinaugural concert for criticizing Obama?

…will he be put to death by a drone?

KOOLAID2 on January 21, 2013 at 9:51 AM

…will he be put to death by a drone?

KOOLAID2 on January 21, 2013 at 9:51 AM

that’s a merciful and sanitary way to go…..
/Code Pink/

ted c on January 21, 2013 at 9:54 AM

“That’s why I ain’t vote for him”

 
Obama ’13!

rogerb on January 21, 2013 at 9:54 AM

Rappers Against Terrorism sumpin sumpin…

canopfor on January 21, 2013 at 9:55 AM

Meh. This was a private event.

22044 on January 21, 2013 at 9:55 AM

…will he be put to death by a drone?

KOOLAID2 on January 21, 2013 at 9:51 AM

No, however he will have his emails read, his phones tapped, and eventually be tossed into a Cuba-based military prison that Bark promised to close but never did.

Bishop on January 21, 2013 at 9:56 AM

Speaking of Terrorists….I am Saddened/Sickened…..

Reuters Top News ‏@Reuters

A Canadian was coordinating Algerian gas plant attack: Algerian PM

canopfor on January 21, 2013 at 9:56 AM

Yawn…

The important thing is, we’re not talking about Romney’s inaugaural.

chumpThreads on January 21, 2013 at 9:59 AM

chumpThreads on January 21, 2013 at 9:59 AM

Time to wipe the slobber off your chin there, chumpy.

wargamer6 on January 21, 2013 at 10:01 AM

…will he be put to death by a drone?

KOOLAID2 on January 21, 2013 at 9:51 AM

No, however he will have his emails read, his phones tapped, and eventually be tossed into a Cuba-based military prison that Bark promised to close but never did.

Bishop on January 21, 2013 at 9:56 AM

Bishop:

then released,and put on the Presidents Personal,`Kill List`!:)
(sarc).

canopfor on January 21, 2013 at 10:01 AM

Free Speech! Free Speech!

Looks like Obama does not like the first amendment either…who could have figured? Where is the ACLU? LOL!

Nothing funnier than progressives trying to out progressive each other.

William Eaton on January 21, 2013 at 10:02 AM

The organizers insist he wasn’t kicked offstage for criticizing Obama
=====================================================================

Well AP,he is clearly getting nicely Goon-handled,off the stage!!

canopfor on January 21, 2013 at 10:04 AM

I wonder what event organizer gets dropped into the crocodile pit for booking Lupe in the first place (not that whoever booked him or their bosses really disagree with Lupe’s beliefs — the anger would be simply for booking someone who doesn’t understand situational outrage and would criticize The One in a public forum).

jon1979 on January 21, 2013 at 10:04 AM

Yawn…

The important thing is, we’re not talking about Romney’s inaugaural.

chumpThreads on January 21, 2013 at 9:59 AM

And your still a chump.

VegasRick on January 21, 2013 at 10:05 AM

Time to wipe the slobber off your chin there, chumpy.

wargamer6 on January 21, 2013 at 10:01 AM

And yet President Barack Hussein Obama begins his second term today. So it’s time for you to freshen up that big “L” tattooed on your forehead.

chumpThreads on January 21, 2013 at 10:06 AM

Yawn…

The important thing is, we’re not talking about Romney’s inaugaural.

chumpThreads on January 21, 2013 at 9:59 AM

Agreed, could you imagine Romney talking about Al Queda being on the ropes and then having to later explain what happened in Algeria and Mali?

EMMMMbarrassing.

Bishop on January 21, 2013 at 10:07 AM

chumpThreads on January 21, 2013 at 10:06 AM

Right. Who’s the one here with the word CHUMP in their username?

wargamer6 on January 21, 2013 at 10:08 AM

then released,and put on the Presidents Personal,`Kill List`!:)
(sarc).

canopfor on January 21, 2013 at 10:01 AM

Hold on there, bigot. Just because Bark is willing to target American citizens with drone strikes doesn’t mean we need to get all upset.

What’s the worst that could happen, you and your family get blown to bits; at least you would die quickly.

Bishop on January 21, 2013 at 10:09 AM

Yawn…
The important thing is, we’re not talking about Romney’s inaugaural.
chumpThreads on January 21, 2013 at 9:59 AM

Hey chumpthreads, the pendulum will swing and swing hard. Enjoy your lame duck.

can_con on January 21, 2013 at 10:10 AM

Dumb in so many ways. Dumbfounding!

Sherman1864 on January 21, 2013 at 10:11 AM

Hey chumpthreads, the pendulum will swing and swing hard. Enjoy your lame duck.

can_con on January 21, 2013 at 10:10 AM

I think you spelled that wrong.

Night Owl on January 21, 2013 at 10:12 AM

Right. Who’s the one here with the word CHUMP in their username?

wargamer6 on January 21, 2013 at 10:08 AM

Ok, I give up. Who?

chumpThreads on January 21, 2013 at 10:12 AM

Hey chumpthreads, the pendulum will swing and swing hard. Enjoy your lame duck.

can_con on January 21, 2013 at 10:10 AM

Yeah, that’s the nature of politics.
I’m predicting a very successful second term for the President.

chumpThreads on January 21, 2013 at 10:14 AM

chumpThreads on January 21, 2013 at 10:14 AM

Fair enough. Define successful in your view.

can_con on January 21, 2013 at 10:16 AM

Heart-ache.

Good Lt on January 21, 2013 at 10:21 AM

Not to defend them but he was putting a damper on the party. How many times have people here said that entertainers should just shut up about politics? It was not the time or place for he to do this.

Dr. Frank Enstine on January 21, 2013 at 10:23 AM

I know we’re supposed to go with the Zeitgeist and all that. But I don’t think we should celebrate anything a rapper says or does, pro- or anti-Obama.

Just to educate myself I went to YouTube and watched some of the most-watched videos by Kanye et al. And it’s everything we know and fear it to be: vicious, nasty, base, and awful.

I understand musical taste is generational, and I’m well aware of what my parents thought of Jimi Hendrix and what he meant to we Boomers. Nevertheless, we’re perfectly entitled to call garbage garbage and reject it en masse.

bobs1196 on January 21, 2013 at 10:24 AM

Fair enough. Define successful in your view.

can_con on January 21, 2013 at 10:16 AM

I think there will be a marked improvement in the economy. The jobless rate will be under 6 percent and dropping when he leaves office. We’ll finally be out of Afghanistan and able to concentrate on needs here at home, like the infrastructure. Public optimism will be high because we’ll be back on track as a nation again.

No, he won’t be perfect, but I think he’s going to break the second term jinx and leave office with sky-high popularity.

chumpThreads on January 21, 2013 at 10:26 AM

Loopey.

Shy Guy on January 21, 2013 at 10:26 AM

chumpThreads on January 21, 2013 at 10:26 AM

Thanks for the answer. Not gonna flame you but you certainly paint a rosey picture there. From where I sit, I see Obama leaving office responsible for this:

Federal debt: $24 trillion (do you trust CBO projections?)
Unemployment still above 7% (shifting to even more part time work)
A younger generation unable to get out the current situation.
Immigration not resolved.
Spending still at 23-25% of GDP (all savings in “out years”)
Another blowup in the Middle East that he will not be able to ignore.
Complete alienation from his base by 2015 as they start to realize that he has made 2016 an impossibility.

I can’t say he will go down as the worst, but I can see his legacy being one of utter disappointment as the USA experiences a list decade. History will note obstructionism as a partial factor but ultimately it will define him as the great hope just not up to the task.

can_con on January 21, 2013 at 10:40 AM

*lost decade

can_con on January 21, 2013 at 10:42 AM

These people can’t go a half hour without bitching and moaning and tossing out false accusations of racism. It’s like they depend on it to breath.

CrustyB on January 21, 2013 at 10:55 AM

I think there will be a marked improvement in the economy.

Wishful thinking or you have a degree in economics?

No, he won’t be perfect, but I think he’s going to break the second term jinx and leave office with sky-high popularity.
chumpThreads on January 21, 2013 at 10:26 AM

He already enjoys that amongst the faithful.

Cleombrotus on January 21, 2013 at 10:56 AM

What makes this a “private” preinaugural event? Aren’t they all (except the official swearing-in yesterday) supposed to be “private”, i.e. not taxpayer-paid?

Why is trash like that even at the event?
bluegill on January 21, 2013 at 9:38 AM

You really have to ask? This is Obama’s inaugural, remember? Foul-mouthed rappers + Al Green are 90% of his playlist.

KS Rex on January 21, 2013 at 10:56 AM

Interesting that instead of just shutting down his mike and turning off the stage lights, they had to send in what amounted to a bunch of Chicago-style street thugs to physically remove him, like someone was making a statement or something about what happens when you criticize Dear Leader in public.

pilamaye on January 21, 2013 at 10:59 AM

Why is trash like that even at the event?

bluegill on January 21, 2013 at 9:38 AM

Well, this is, after all, Cool Preezy Baracka Hussein 0barky that we’re talking about.

Did you expect him to actually hire someone with talent?

UltimateBob on January 21, 2013 at 11:00 AM

The fact that the Obama faithful can’t be satisfied merely with his re-election, but need to rub everyone’s nose in it (Hi,Chumpy!)
will, I fear, lead to a scenario we have seen throughout history; one group becomes so disgusted with another that they begin to “wonder” what life could/would be like without them. That’s when pogroms and round-ups begin with “undesirables.” Don’t think it can’t happen here. The pendulum ALWAYS swings back, and sometimes harder than you’d like. Right now we have children watching all of this vitriol, and not all of them are faithful little Progressives. Eventually they’ll grow up, and be the leaders of the future. Chumpthreads does his children no service when he acts like such a poor winner.

teacherman on January 21, 2013 at 12:04 PM

The organizers insist he wasn’t kicked offstage for criticizing Obama, just for playing the same song over and over,

I thought that was the compelling feature of rap.

If it’s rap, how can you tell..?

affenhauer on January 21, 2013 at 12:46 PM

The second I first read this story I knew this guy was a Muzzie.

Serves Obama right for getting into bed with the Muzzies. How’s that working out for ya champ?

WhatSlushfund on January 21, 2013 at 12:59 PM

I think there will be a marked improvement in the economy. The jobless rate will be under 6 percent and dropping when he leaves office. We’ll finally be out of Afghanistan and able to concentrate on needs here at home, like the infrastructure. Public optimism will be high because we’ll be back on track as a nation again.

No, he won’t be perfect, but I think he’s going to break the second term jinx and leave office with sky-high popularity.

chumpThreads on January 21, 2013 at 10:26 AM

This is pretty funny. Perhaps there will be a marked improvement in the economy for no reason at all, and jobs will magically be created bringing down the the jobless rate while we throw more regulations and taxes at job creators at the same time. And maybe terrorist Muslims will leave us alone if we leave them alone. Hey, we might even be able to pay off the debt by harvesting money off the money tree growing inside the treasury building too. Good thinking Chump!!

Dollayo on January 21, 2013 at 2:52 PM

He’s anti-American, saying, among other things, that America is the primary cause of terrorism in the world.

mchristian on January 21, 2013 at 9:46 AM

If not the primary cause, it’s certainly up there. Not to mention America’s own terrorist acts.

Dante on January 21, 2013 at 4:17 PM

He’s anti-American, saying, among other things, that America is the primary cause of terrorism in the world.

mchristian on January 21, 2013 at 9:46 AM

That in itself wouldn’t have been enough to get him kicked out, since most dumocrats think that way themselves.
But he criticized “the ONE.” That’s the only thing he did wrong in their eyes. Sacrilege!

Sterling Holobyte on January 21, 2013 at 9:43 PM