The controversial rapper was urged to exit stage left following an oddball performance …
Turns out, Lupe wasn’t exactly kicked off stage for slamming Obama on Sunday night. According to a statement released by StartUp RockOn, the group that invited the Chicago spitter to perform a their DC celebration, they were just tired of his raps.
StartUp RockOn is all about startups helping startups. At Sunday night’s Inauguration Celebration at the Hamilton Live, organizers set out to honor innovative visionaries with grants, accolades and a party worthy of the success we achieved at the RNC and DNC this summer.
Lupe Fiasco performed at this private event, and as you may have read, he left the stage earlier than we had planned. But Lupe Fiasco was not “kicked off stage” for an “anti-Obama rant.” We are staunch supporters of free speech, and free political speech. This was not about his opinions. Instead, after a bizarrely repetitive, jarring performance that left the crowd vocally dissatisfied, organizers decided to move on to the next act.
The party continued as planned, and we celebrated the announcement of CodeNow’s winning the Grant Challenge. CodeNow is a non-profit startup based in Washington DC that teaches “underrepresented high school students basic skills in computer programming.”
StartUp RockOn was founded last year by three startups: HyperVocal, EventFarm and Fighter Interactive.
Few people want to hear anti-Obama rhymes during an inauguration celebration. Even fewer want to hear a “bizarrely repetitive” raps, apparently.
Peep the video of Lupe’s odd performance below: