News: Game's Not Tripping Over Prez Obama Jab, "I Know Lupe & He's A Good Dude"
Tuesday, Jun 14, 2011 10:30PM
West Coast rapper Game has decided to fall back from the hype created by Grammy-winning artist Lupe Fiasco last week after calling President Barack Obama the country's biggest terrorist.
Rather than choose sides, Game simply said Fiasco's remarks did not offend him.
He also reacted to the Chicago rapper's controversial comments about President Obama. "I know Lupe and he's a good dude. I don't give a f*ck 'cause Obama's our president and I ain't never met him yet, but he's a cool guy." (Rap-Up)
Yesterday, Mobb Deep's Prodigy sided with Fiasco's controversial stance.
"I would have to agree with him," Prodigy said referring to Fiasco's comments. "Most of these politicians and these government officials...most of them are the real terrorists...I was definitely checking [Obama] out and seeing what he was doing and what he was about [while locked up]...But I already knew ahead of time - I've been studying all that type of stuff since like 15, 16 years old, so... You can't pull the wool over my eyes. I already know what time it is...There's nothing you can say to confuse me about any of that type of stuff. I know it's all a game that they're playing. It's all a facade." (Hip Hop DX)
Last week, Fiasco said he did not regret publicly criticizing President Obama.
"I've got nothing to clarify. It's Obama and the U.S. government," Lupe said, echoing his comments to CBS. "[It's] every president that came before him and every president that comes after him...It's funky because everybody's pulling soundbites from this one interview that we did, but they don't talk about anything else from the interview. So it's really about, 'What do people want to listen to?' It's not what I want to talk about, cause I want to talk about all types of sh*t... there wasn't the same reaction about me having a book club... about me trying to promote literacy in a country with 50 million functioning illiterates walking around, because we have a failed and flawed education system." (Billboard)
Fiasco's publicized remarks about President Obama also delved into the government's foreign policy agenda.
"In my fight against terrorism, to me, the biggest terrorist is Obama in the United States of America," Fiasco said in an interview. "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." (CBS News)
Check out Lupe Fiasco speaking on President Obama down below: