Tongues are wagging today after Lupe Fiasco commented about terrorism and explained why he chooses not to vote.
In a video interview segment for CBS, called What’s Trending,” Fiasco (aka Wasalu Muhammad Jaco) said that casting a ballot for a politician is like an endorsement of everything that person does. Lupe won’t do that for any presidential candidates because, “I don’t want you to bomb some village in the middle of nowhere.”
Lupe is very well known for his socially conscious and politically charged lyrics, but now he has some harsh words for the president.
In 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 that the U.S. government allows 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 just some oil.”
Watch Lupe’s controversial interview…
(NOTE: Fast Forward to 2:05 for “terrorist” comments)
Lupe is an observant Muslim who has always spoken out against hip-hop for its use of vulgarity and degradation of women.
I’ve spoken with Lupe several times and posted a One on One a few months ago (click HERE if you missed that) so I remain a fan. He doesn’t do drugs, drink alcohol and has long been an advocate in the hip-hop community making the world a better place.
So the question is…
What you think about Lupe’s “Terrorist” comment? Do you think his comments will help or hurt his rising career?