Lupe Fiasco, Rapper, Thrown Off Stage At Inaugural Concert (VIDEO)

Rapper Thrown Off Stage At Inaugural Concert
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Josh Rogin, staff writer for The Cable, described the encounter:

Matt Dornic, senior director of public relations for CNN, also posted a tweet describing the concert's unexpected turn of events:

Kelli Jo, a new media training manager at the New Organizing Institute, posted a picture of the show's abrupt ending:

This is not the first time the Grammy-nominated artist has criticized the president. Last summer, while doing press for his album "Food & Liquor 2: The Great American Rap Album Pt. 1," he described Obama as a child-killer, Complex magazine reported.

"I'm talking about ordering a drone attack," Fiasco said. "Ordering drone attacks that go and kill mothers, innocent bystanders, children. Militants too, but the collateral damage. You're responsible for that, too."

Hypervocal, which co-founded StartUp RockOn with EventFarm and Fighter Interactive, later released an official statement about this incident, saying Fiasco was not kicked off stage for his anti-Obama rant.

"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."

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