Lupe Fiasco Breaks Down The Inauguration Incident On Tour In Philly
Lupe Fiasco entertained the crowd at The Trocadero during a Tetsuo & Youth Tour stop in Philly this week as he recounted the details behind his removal from a performance at an inaugural celebration following President Barack Obama’s 2012 reelection. There has always been a bit of outrage and speculation attached to the situation, considered by some to be a case of censorship that found Lupe’s set being dismantled around him before he was ultimately escorted from the premises for performing the first verse of “Words I Never Said” – a track from Lupe’s Lasers LP that is critical of the United States government, its policies and practices – repeatedly. Lupe breaks the fourth wall to discuss the experience and the ways in which the treatment he received at the inaugural bash could qualify, ironically enough, as a violation of his civil rights. Check the clip below to watch the fan footage capturing Lupe’s story.