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article imageLupe Fiasco recalls childhood alien encounter

By Layne Weiss     Oct 17, 2012 in Entertainment
Los Angeles - In a recent interview with Power 106's Big Boy, hip-hop artist Lupe Fiasco revealed that he was visited by aliens when he was 11 years old. He claims the experience left a scar on his ankle.
Lupe explained that he and his cousin were laying head to foot in bed and he facing the window, PrefixMag reports. He then woke up and felt like he was being shocked by all this electricity outside his window.
"I was trying to call to wake my cousin up and roll out of the bed, but I couldn't move," Lupe added according to RapFix. Meanwhile, Big Boy was just laughing at the whole idea.
Lupe then explained that he saw a black disc that looked like a real life UFO. Weirdly enough, Big Boy's co-host Rikki Martinez shared a similar story. The notion probably sounds a bit silly, and both men's stories are virtually impossible to prove, but Lupe believes if anything, the scar on his ankle should prove he had an extraterrestrial encounter because he never had surgery on his ankle, and he doesn't remember ever falling on it, HipHopDX reports.
Lupe was also interviewed recently by NPR's Michel Martin. The two did not discuss the Chicago emcee's alien encounter, but rather the songs that motivate him on a special segment called "In Your Ear."
He revealed that Johnny Cash's "Man In Black" was the inspiration behind his latest album "Food and Liquor II: The Greatest American Rap Album Part 1."
The follow up to his album Lasers, which debuted at #1 on the Billboard chart last year is set to drop in early 2013, The Daily Beast reports.
Last month, as the result of frustration over being unable to get through to Chicago rapper Chief Keef, Lupe announced plans to retire from music.
He later clarified those comments explaining he was contractually obligated to complete certain projects, and that he would he would like to do more with SNDCLSH, "a DJ based electro kind of thing," and that he would also like to focus more energy on Japanese Cartoon, his punk band.
"I've always said I hated the music industry. It's just so seedy and devaluing. It restricts the art. It's a real murky place, and I've never liked it, but que sera sera," he told The Daily Beast.
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