Lupe Fiasco Calls Obama a "Terrorist"

Popular rapper criticizes fellow Chicagoan

By Marcus Riley
|  Wednesday, Jun 8, 2011  |  Updated 5:27 PM CDT
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Lupe Fiasco doesn't have a lot of love for President Barack Obama.

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We know of at least one Chicago rapper who won't be getting an invite to the White House anytime soon.

Lupe Fiasco called out President Barack Obama this week, calling his fellow Chicagoan "the biggest terrorist."

The comments came in an interview with CBS News Tuesday while discussing the political content of his music.

"My fight against terrorism, to me, the biggest terrorist is Obama in the United States of America. I'm trying to fight the terrorism that's actually causing the other forms of terrorism. You know, the root cause of terrorism is the stuff the U.S. government allows to happen. The foreign policies that we have in place in different countries that inspire people to become terrorists."

As political as the statement sounds, Fiasco, who grew up on the West Side, says he doesn't vote or get involved in politics.

The controversy is markedly different from another dustup last month involving Chicago rapper, Common, whose invitation to a White House poetry reading caused some conservatives to cry foul.

And it's not the only shots the president has taken this week. Republican presidential candidate Tim Pawlenty stopped through Chicago Tuesday and said Obama "needs to go to rehab" in reference to the economic recovery.

Fiasco will be performing in Chicago Saturday at the B96 Summer Bash.

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