kYmberly Keeton; In Response to Rapper Lupe Fiasco: President Obama is a Terrorist…
(ThyBlackMan.com) This morning I woke up to reading my daily online news publications. I immediately was entranced by an article with the headline, Lupe Fiasco: Obama Is a Terrorist, on TheRoot.com. I sat, thought for a minute, and decided to write about it. I have never in my life seen so many haters in our own community, when it comes to President Obama. I wonder sometimes if these individuals even care that he has a wife, and two children. Lupe Fiasco should know what lane he is in—a hip-hop fantasy.
When interviewed on, CBS’ What’s Trending with commentator Shira Lazar, the rapper stated, “the biggest terrorist is Obama in the United States of America. I’m trying to fight the terrorism that’s causing the other forms of terrorism. You know the root cause of terrorists 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.”
I believe that Fiasco has the right to his own opinion regarding any issue. However, if you noticed in the quote, the rapper disrespected the President by not calling him by his title, then spits fire for no reason, all to say that he will not vote in the 2012 election. When asked about the voting process he stated, “No, I don’t vote,” he said. “I don’t get involved in politics. It’s meaningless.” –Really?
I often wonder if rappers in the 21st century understand the power that they have. I wonder if this rapper actually has sat down and listened to Gil Scott Heron, who was a political powerhouse with words. I wonder if Lupe Fiasco will move out of the United States, since he believes that we are being led in the wrong direction. Doubt that…He’s making to much money off of me and you. Did you purchase his latest CD, Lasers?
I wonder why he never talks about in full-length about practicing the Muslim faith [and I'm not talking about The Nation of Islam] on his album or TV? Is this the reason why he wants to put the President on blast, because he hates his own identity? To speak about another Black man in this way, makes me believe that Fiasco has a lot of boy antics up his sleeve, and an identity crisis complex. I have to call him a boy, because obviously he does not know his—history. He went there, and I can too.
To blurt out that our President is a Terrorist, must mean, Lupe need’s more album sales. Perhaps he hates himself; he hates African-Americans who believe in change, and votes for what they believe in—versus going to the media to shame their own. The article went on to insinuate that Fiasco believes if you vote as an African-American then you are a house Negro.
In all honesty, I rather have been in the house, than the field. At least, I would not have had to deal with the heat on the outside in Texas. As a member of Generation X, I have to say that we must stand up, and hold these individuals accountable. There is no need for name calling; if Fiasco wants a word –war, he should have called the President personally…his homeboy Jay-Z has his number.
That is real game, and keeping it 100%.
Staff Writer; kYmberly Keeton
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