While Grammy-winning rapper Lupe Fiasco received criticism over labeling President Barack Obama the biggest terrorist in the United States last week, it appears Mobb Deep’s Prodigy is humming the same tune.
Not only singling out President Obama, P said he shares a critical outlook on all political figures.
“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 also elaborated on his personal decision not to exercise the freedom to vote.
“Voting doesn’t work, because everybody who voted, voted for the same people who are in office right now that are actually allowing these policies to go forward… You have to educate the populace — the masses, the voters, the people who don’t vote, the people who pay taxes.” (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: