I am glad hip-hop artist Lupe Fiasco speaks out about issues he feels are important. He has a large audience. Some would shy away from making controversial statements about the U.S.’s ongoing wars or the president for fear of alienating fans and losing money.
It took courage to say “I really think the War on Terror is a bunch of bullshit,” as he did on “Words I Never Said”. Or to call out President Obama for looking the other way when Israel bombed the Gaza Strip. Right or wrong, Fiasco takes a side. I appreciate that.
However, I believe Fiasco (born Wasalu Muhammed Jaco) crossed the line this week when he called Obama “the biggest terrorist in America,” during an interview with broadcast network CBS. That’s not the type of statement to flippantly throw out during a five-minute interview.
Just because you can say something, and people will listen, does not mean you should say it. Fiasco should have refrained from sticking his foot in his mouth.