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Video: Lupe Fiasco Kicked Off Stage At Obama Inaugural Concert

January 21, 2013 · Posted in Performance, Videos · 1 Comment

Lupe Fiasco caused a stir last night when he performed his anti-Obama song “Words I Never Said” at an Obama Inaugural Celebration show. He actually repreated the song for 30 minutes straight before the organisers got tired and had security kick him off stage.

The organisers released a statement explaining the course of events.

StartUp RockOn is all about startups helping startups. At Sunday night’s Inauguration Celebration at the Hamilton Live, organizers set out to honor innovative visionaries with grants, accolades and a party worthy of the success we achieved at the RNC and DNC this summer.

Lupe Fiasco performed at this private event, and as you may have read, he left the stage earlier than we had planned. But Lupe Fiasco was not “kicked off stage” for an “anti-Obama rant.” We are staunch supporters of free speech, and free political speech. This was not about his opinions. Instead, after a bizarrely repetitive, jarring performance that left the crowd vocally dissatisfied, organizers decided to move on to the next act.

The party continued as planned, and we celebrated the announcement of CodeNow’s winning the Grant Challenge. CodeNow is a non-profit startup based in Washington DC that teaches “underrepresented high school students basic skills in computer programming.


One Response to “Video: Lupe Fiasco Kicked Off Stage At Obama Inaugural Concert”

  1. FlipStar on January 22nd, 2013 2:54 am

    Don’t lie.
    Reason why they kicked him off is clearly cause of his lyrics


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