Lupe Fiasco Calls President Obama the ‘Biggest Terrorist’

· June 8, 2011

Lupe Fiasco has never held his tongue when it comes to politics, but his latest words may surprise some. In a new interview, the rapper sounds off on President Obama and terrorism.

“In my fight against terrorism, to me, the biggest terrorist is Obama in the United States of America,” the Chicago lyricist told CBS News’ “What’s Trending.” “For me, I’m trying to fight the terrorism that’s actually causing the other forms of terrorism. The root cause of the terrorism is the stuff that you as a government allow to happen and the foreign policies that we have in place in different countries that inspire people to become terrorists. And it’s easy for us because it’s really just some oil, which we can really get on our own.”

Lupe, who did not vote in the last presidential election, will not be voting in 2012.

“I don’t vote. I don’t get involved in the political process because it’s meaningless, to be honest. I’m a real big believer if I’m gonna vouch for someone, then I’m gonna stand behind everything that they do,” he explained. “So politicians aren’t gonna do that because I don’t want you to b0mb some village in the middle of nowhere.”

The reporter then asked him what would happen if no one voted to which he replied,

“Who knows. Let’s try it out and see what happens.”

Lupe previously expressed his views about the commander-in-chief on his politically-charged Lasers single

“Words I Never Said,” where he rapped, “Limbaugh is a racist, Glenn Beck is a racist, Gaza Strip was getting burned, Obama didn’t say !!/ That’s why I ain’t vote for him, next one either.”

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  • presto

    I meantioned lupe in prior postz… now hopefully u undrstand why…. one luv 4 dis post Hahz!!! ” i dont vote..or get involved in da political process…b/c itz MEANINGLESS!”…”da power iz in da handz of da fanz(ppl)”….”fight da terrorism within or da terrorism dat CAUSES da terrorism!”….man how real iz dat!!….what would it be like if da people wuz 2 take dis shyt back from da government…dey do work fa us right?????….dis iz why i said dat dey will NEVER let any1 like “my G” lupe eva reach da MASSES!…whn dey put him on dey thought he wuz anotha pond(wayne,jay,ye,gaga,gucci,soulja,waka…ect) dat would HYPNOTIZE da youth wit nonsense…datz why he dont get much airplay no more….WAKE UP PPL!!…2 each hiz own!!

  • Southwest

    I could care less about politics, but I do know about music, and the corporate heads at Lupe’s record company punked him into making one if the worst anticipated albums I’ve ever heard. He just wants some attention now because white kids didn’t latch on to his pathetic attempt at commercial stardom. Usually I wouldn’t play the race card, but shame on this duck for criticizing his big brother (from his hometown no less) and the first Black President who helped steer this country out of an awful recession. Lupe needs to sit the f$&k down and make some hardcore, intelligent, creative hip hop instead of speaking on a topic that he doesn’t even care about or understand! Thankfully for Mr. Obama, he’ll laugh this off gracefully and chalk it up to niggas not understanding.

    • presto

      you jus said dat ,”corp. headz(record label) punked him into makin one of da worst anticipated albums uve eva heard”…EXACTLY! dey control what iz put out…why u thnk dat iz?? why u thnk dat many “against da grain rappers” really neva crack mainstream(commercial stardom)(no money iz put behind dem)da ni**gaz can spit …but dey cant be what dey wanna be…itz not bout lyrics no more…And i wuz an Obama supporter like you…until i studied who he runz wit…u/and lotta ppl should study a person b4 you say im 100% by him(like “my G” stated above…sumtymez da truth iz darker then u thnk!!!(if both sidez work for da same “boss” it really doesnt matter 2 them who it is)….but u hav ure op!!

  • tonyt

    Yall sound silly. How many people died and suffered to give us a right. Yall are terrorists. Rather fall for something than nothing. Stay thirsty!

    • 24-7

      True talk Tony T – if you dont vote and are able to vote then shut up our go to country were you dont have that option

      • presto

        what i dont undrstand @24-7 iz…ive voted evry year that i got off da street shyt… but..if both sidez arent worth a damn….and neither canidates are really 4 change then……? vote jus to vote??? vote cause our ppl fought 4 da right evn doe u dont believe in any of da choices dey giv u….datz lik sayn “YES” to sumthng u really mean “NO” 2…or jus talkin..2 hear yaself talk…or jus 2 say “I VOTED”…jus me doe bruh! ps…we fought 4 da right 2 vote…and i alwayz hav dat choice(right now anyway)

        • 24-7

          Presto just dont vote your choice – the Pres i vote for won this time around – so did my city concil women- to much is lost with cats standing around not say you are you may be putting work in other ways but i choose to vote

          • too funny

            the thing with National Elections is that MONEY (private donation) rule the underlining objectives of these Politicians. The 2010 Mid Term Elections had more private donations then the 2008 Presidential Elections., so whose best interest was @ heart…..NOT the constituents who voted for them..

            and Voting just to Vote is the samething as not Voting @ All.

  • greg

    Lupe, I truly thought u where much smarter than this. Its not just about u and ur stupid-selfish ideas. Its about the millions of black and brown people who never had a voice. Now shut the fuc up and let’s ride this 2 the wheels fall off. Believe me, after him, its a wrap.

  • T-Fleezee

    So America makes these people strap bombs 2 their kids & blow up fellow Muslims? Right. People wanna always blame America 4 shit. Why don’t you think we don’t have suicide bombings here? Cause the Muslims here ain’t on that shit! They preach hate over there from the cradle 2 the grave. Word.

    • moorfedayeen

      Spoken like a true sheep. Muslims didn’t land on America…u know the rest. America & Israel are terrorist states-Fact. These devils have killed millions.

      • T-Fleezee

        And Muslims haven’t?! Over there a 17 year old girl can get stoned 2 death 4 participating in a beauty pageant! Really?! Don’t get me started.

        • moorfedayeen

          And that has Wtf to do with the west???? Remember, u take ur asses over there so deal with the 6000 troops killed since the “03” invasion. The majority of these men are under 21 yrs of age. What a waste. I could go on & on but why bother?

          • T-Fleezee

            I agree. Lives wasted on them worthless bastards.

        • tiger supporter

          No dumb ass, Saudi’s form of Islam has been represented as what Islam is all about. Only in Saudi Arabia (a key US ally) are more peoples rights and freedoms infringed on (i.e women not allowed to drive; not the same in other Muslim countries). What do you call Obama’s silence on the atrocities going on in Baharian (doctors and nurses going to jail and getting death sentences for treating peaceful protesters). What do you say about Obama’s silence on Saudi Arabia sending in troops to put down protesters, but Qauddafi is the great devil that the US must spend $ to fight, and supply weapons to so-called protesters (most of which are former terrorists). Dude open your EYES!!!

        • Manniepate

          Yes America is partly to blame, we go other places imposing our ideas on them. And with them being a religious based society and our ideas being quite the oppositely their beliefs. The Muslims over here loose with their ideas conforming just as christians are now with their beliefs.

    • too funny

      we don’t make them strap up with bombs but we do support terrorist and extremism when it favors us behond close doors. The CIA has been behind “Regime Changes” for the last 50yrs that emplyed political assassination, mass imprisonment, torture, and murder. so yes we do make them strap up. Why do you think Saddam was hired by the CIA in the 1st place. Who do you think put Saddams party in power. During the Iraq/Russian War who did we spport and supply weapons too.

      • T-Fleezee

        My bottom line is this. I’m from Chicago I support Obama 2 the fullest! This shit has been going on 4 centuries Islam vs Christianity. Not America or the west vs Islam. And It’s never gonna end! I was born here & I’m riding wit the country I was born in! We couldn’t even have this discussion in some of those countries! We got it way better than most people in this world! Nah everything ain’t good but where would you rather live?

      • T-Fleezee

        By the way. Have you ever heard the saying “the enemy of my enemy is my friend”? Foreign policy is ever changing. In the 40’s Japan & Germany were our biggest enemies now they’re some of our closest allies. Hell we all got people who we used 2 fuck wit but now don’t draw wit’em. That’s life.

        • too funny

          Foreign Policyy is ever changing as different countries rise and fall along with their interest on a global scales. The “enemy of m enemy is my friend” , in the regards to the US I don’t think holds to much weight. Friend or Foe the US has 1 agenda to spread “Democracy”, to secure Resources in the name of Democracy, to establish Military Bases in foreign countries in the name of Democracy, impose Sanctions in the name of Democracy, and of course start Wars in the name of Democracy. As if Democracy is so kind of Religion we are trying to force on others by basically sayin we are Holy’er than thou bc we a Democratic Country.

          So, China is our biggest Foe today but we can’t bully them bc if they don’t fund our debt we can’t countie to buy their products to keep them as the #1 exporter in the World. The Chinese need us just as much as we need them. The only problem now is they have have a bigger interest @ the table of World issues, so no they are begging to call the shots.

          • T-Fleezee

            Yeah they got us by the balls & we know it & they know it.

          • moorfedayeen

            Like I said! W.T.F. does their rights have to do with us when unarmed innocent black males are being murdered by the largest gang in North America daily? Mind ur own Fuckin business. They don’t want u there. You aren’t there to help them, only yourselves. Ask Somalia.

          • Too_Funny

            @moor, their rights have nothing to do with us but i will say we better pay attention to how we handle situations with other nations. Just like innocent unarmed kids, men and women have been killed in Iraq and across the middle east. We need to prepare ourselves on how to handle the largest North American Gang by how they are preparing for US getting practice in other countries.

          • Too_Funny

            those same tatics and strategies will be and are used on blacks today, even down to their defense of their actions.

          • presto

            also..@moor…they hav us(nation) in line right wher dey want us….focused on bullshyt dey create….2 keep each party fussin wit each otha(divided)….da youth iz lost,and da ppl almost crippled….dey dont care bout no gangz….dey CREATED gangz!!! jus me!