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wall e 01/21/13 06:57 AM

Kicked, pushed

jesse_hitz 01/21/13 06:58 AM

Lupe is the man, but yeah bad choice for whoever booked him.

xsinkshipsx 01/21/13 07:01 AM

It looks like he was rapping without a microphone.

Amongster 01/21/13 07:02 AM

Government censorship, plain and simple. I understand what was said was beyond rude considering the event he was at, but the worst it does is make Lupe sound ignorant.

I suppose it could be spun that Lupe's words about the president had the potential to incite violence, but I wouldn't buy that, and I certainly don't believe the current excuse for why he was kicked off stage.

Hail Lelouch 01/21/13 07:12 AM

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Originally Posted by whiterussian (Post 117971632)
Who thought he was a good idea for booking in the first place.
Dude is very political, in that not-convenient kind of way.

yeah seemed a bit of a strange choice no doubt

a nice person 01/21/13 07:28 AM

Isn't this a private event put on by a company? Why are people talking about government censorship? I can't stand Obama, but this has nothing to do with free speech. Anyway, I usually agree with people that criticize Obama about drone strikes and other foreign policy, but Lupe is pretty far from being the libertarian that I am.

UnderMyDreams 01/21/13 07:30 AM

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Originally Posted by theonethingihav (Post 117972582)
Its kinda scary how Obama is so close to being a dictator. You say one thing about him and even though the crowed loves it just because Obama doesn't like it the guy gets his mic cut and kicked off. Doesnt sound like democracy to me.....just sayin'


Get educated, and learn what a dictator is. Has Rush Limbaugh got his mic cut off by Obama? No? And the shit he says is out of this world mindnumbingly terrible.

Obama had absolutely zero to do with this; it was the promoter's decision to cut him short, stop being ignorant.

DandonTRJ 01/21/13 07:34 AM

He wasn't hired to give a lecture. He was hired to perform music. And from reports of people there, he went way beyond simply expressing his opinion: he ranted for nearly half an hour about 9/11 being an inside job and Republican fascism and not voting for Obama. It was his only song.

ConnorCorruptNJ 01/21/13 07:36 AM

good for him honestly! also, did anyone else see Uncle Phil? hahahah

i_was_a_lid 01/21/13 07:44 AM

He looked pretty trashed in that video...hope that was the only reason he was removed.

UnderMyDreams 01/21/13 07:54 AM

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Originally Posted by CallMeTroy (Post 117973212)
Government censorship, plain and simple. I understand what was said was beyond rude considering the event he was at, but the worst it does is make Lupe sound ignorant.

I suppose it could be spun that Lupe's words about the president had the potential to incite violence, but I wouldn't buy that, and I certainly don't believe the current excuse for why he was kicked off stage.


You realize the government had nothing to do with this right?

Amongster 01/21/13 07:56 AM

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Originally Posted by UnderMyDreams (Post 117974512)
You realize the government had nothing to do with this right?

Is that why the Secret Service escorted him off stage?

UnderMyDreams 01/21/13 07:58 AM

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Originally Posted by CallMeTroy (Post 117974552)
Is that why the Secret Service escorted him off stage?


That wasn't secret service, moron.

The idiot played the SAME song for 30 MINUTES, refused to play another song, and was kicked off stage. If I was a promoter and the band I booked refused to play anything beyond one song I'd kick them off too, and so would you.

Star Slight 01/21/13 07:58 AM

Hes the worst

WaveUponWave 01/21/13 08:02 AM

Sounds like he was playing that one song for 30 mins.
https://twitter.com/joshrogin/status/293223399755501568

Maybe they booked him to show that they were open to criticism but then he kinda took the piss?