Just over a year since Grammy-winning rapper Lupe Fiasco called President Barack Obama the United States’ biggest terrorist, he has taken things up a notch by labeling him a child killer.
Fiasco called out the head of state for his overseas policies and actions toward innocent people.
“I’m not talking about an accident,” Lupe said in an interview. “I’m talking about ordering a drone attack. Ordering drone attacks that go and kill mothers, innocent bystanders, children. Militants too, but the collateral damage. You’re responsible for that, too.” (Power 99)
Controversial Fox television host Bill O’Reilly previously slammed Fiasco over his 2011 comments.
“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”)
West Coast rapper Game came to his defense in light of the controversy last year.
“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)
In 2011, the Chicago-bred emcee 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’s interview below: