Controversial Fox television host Bill O’Reilly has become the latest high profile celebrity to weigh in on Grammy-winning rapper Lupe Fiasco publicly labeling President Barack Obama the United States’ biggest terrorist.
While known for his conservative views, Bill wasted no time defending President Obama and criticizing Fiasco during his “O’Reilly Factor” broadcast this week.
“You may remember the name Lupe Fiasco. I wish I had that name. He is a Chicago rapper who often says outrageous things like this,” O’Reilly said before playing Fiasco’s televised remarks. “Mr. Fiasco has been invited on “The Factor” but has declined, possibly because he could not possibly defend that remark, which makes him a pinhead. Now the reason I say I wish I was named Lupe Fiasco, wouldn’t it be great, “The Fiasco Factor”? I mean, it would be tremendous.” (“The O’Reilly Factor”)
This week, Game came to Fiasco’s defense in light of the controversy.
“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)
Mobb Deep’s Prodigy has also sided with Fiasco’s critical 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 agame 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)
Check out Lupe Fiasco speaking on President Obama down below: