Grammy-winning rapper Lupe Fiasco has fired back at recent comments made by comedian D.L. Hughley over his resistance to take part in the upcoming presidential election.
Fiasco resorted to his Twitter page and attempted to explain why President Obama needs key factors bigger than hip-hop support to succeed in the upcoming election.
“Obama need swing states and white people not radical rappers kissing his ass to win this election..,’ he tweeted September 17th.
“If y’all stop bringing it to me I won’t answer and y’all can be happy with y’all way of thinking and I can be happy with mine.. #LeeMeAlone”
“I vote for Grace Lee Boggs….put her on the ballot and i’d finance the campaign my d*mn self @realdlhughley do u even know who she is???”
“Better yet @RealDLHughley you put up 50k and I’ll put up 50k and let’s flesh out some programs for rural & inner city youths our d*mn selves”
“And we aint got to wait till November or be part of a party to do that…what u think brother? F*ck all this talk let’s get it in my n*gga..” (Lupe Fiasco’s Twitter)
Last week, D.L. questioned Fiasco’s lack of interest in voting and the negative impact it could have on potential voters.
“He’s bright as h*ll, but dumb in the weight of the world,” Hughley said in an interview. “Young black men are going to listen to him. They are the ones who have decisions made for them, [decisions] that they are not even involved in, which is silly to me. You can’t go through life and not be a participant, and hope things work out for your benefit. When you vote or not vote, you are saying yes or no. … They want to raise the age of social security from 65 to 68 — black men die at 67. Lupe Fiasco forgets that he’s going to be an old man when he’s looking for a social security check, and he dies right before he gets it!” (Hot 93.7)
Last year, Lupe raised eyebrows after revealing he does not get involved with elections.
“I don’t vote. I don’t get involved in the political process because it’s meaningless, to be honest,” Fiasco added. “I’m a real big believer if I’m gonna vouch for someone, then I’m gonna stand behind everything that they do…So politicians aren’t gonna do that because I don’t want you to bomb some village in the middle of nowhere.” (CBS News)
West Coast rapper Kendrick Lamar caught heat last month when he revealed a similar sentiment.
“My vote counts? I don’t do no voting. I will keep it straight up real with you. I don’t believe in none of the sh*t that’s going on in the world,” Lamar said in an interview. “You talk with me, you talk with me for hours because everything has a contradiction, everything is higher ranking and way beyond us, way beyond people. So basically, do what you do, do good with your people and live your life because what’s going on isn’t really in our hands. … When I say the president can’t even control the world, then you definitely know there’s something else out there pushing the buttons. They could do whatever they want to do, we all puppets. Just play your cards right.” (Truth Is Scary TV)