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article imageLupe Fiasco on Obama:'Great speaker, but kills little children'

By Layne Weiss     Jul 29, 2012 in Politics
Rapper Lupe Fiasco has been making the media rounds in preparation for the release of his newest album "Food & Liquor 2: Great American Rap Album, part 1, set to drop September 25. During recent interviews, he has made some rather controversial comments.
According to HipHopDX, the Chicago emcee called 97% of Hip-Hop music "terrible," and in a recent interview with Power 99 FM's Mina Saywhat, he made some harsh criticisms about US President Barack Obama.
"On one hand, you have someone who is a great speaker, but kills little children," Lupe said according to Complex. "I'm talking about ordering a drone attack. Ordering drone attacks that go and kill mothers, innocent bystanders, children. Militants too, but the collateral damage, you're responsible for that too."
The show's host Mina responded in defense of the President saying "that any killings of innocent people as a result of Obama's orders are not intentional."
"A drug dealer can say the same thing," Lupe countered. 'I didn't mean to kill all the people in the restaurant. I was just trying to get that one dude who killed my cousin. Just so happened that little girl was there.' "Same thing."
In 2011, the rapper called Obama "the biggest terrorist." He declined an invitation by Bill O'Reilly to appear on Fox News' The O'Reilly Factor to defend his comments. O'Reilly called Lupe a "pinhead."
Weeks later, the rapper finally agreed to appear on O'Reilly's show. Lupe defended his comment about Obama.
"President Obama is not a terrorist," O'Reilly responded according to the Huff Post. "He's trying to do what he believes is the right thing to do."
Lupe then explained that every President before and after Obama could be described as a "terrorist" based on American foreign policy. "If you're going to fight terrorism, to me, you fight the root causes of terrorism," he said.
O'Reilly told Lupe he was misleading his followers, and then the two argued about the war in Afghanistan.
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