Twitter is still buzzing about rapper Lupe Fiasco’s removal from the stage during a Sunday inauguration concert in Washington.
Concert promoter @hypervocal released a statement saying Fiasco was asked to move on after a “bizarrely repetitive performance that left the crowd vocally dissatisfied.”
Fans are saying anti-Obama rhetoric contained in a song he was performing prompted his removal. We may never know for sure why Fiasco got the hook - but the lyrics to his "Words I Never Said," as posted by Reddit, might provide a clue (contains strong language).
Self-described hip-hop historian and journalist @mrdaveyd blogged about the incident, but admits he wasn’t there.
Reporter @joshrogin was at the concert and tweeted about what he saw:
Lupe refused to move to the next song so a team of security guards came on stage and told him to go.—
Josh Rogin (@joshrogin) January 21, 2013
@Mustafa_Baskal tweeted his support of the rapper:
Lupe Fiasco is one of the realest rappers alive. Yes lyrically and flow hes good But im speaking about BEING A REAL MAN WHO STANDS FOR TRUTH—
Mustafa Baskal (@Mustafa_Baskal) January 21, 2013
And Fiasco fans say Lupe’s feelings about the administration are no surprise.
Whoever even invited Lupe Fiasco to the inauguration party is stupid.. Everybody knows about Lupe being so anti about it. Lol.—
YUNG- OG XOX ⚡ (@bleedglitterX) January 21, 2013
Sandwich watchers still are expressing disappointment after discovering many “5-dollar footlongs” from Subway fall about one inch short. Subway has said the term is a trademark, and the lengths of the actual sandwiches will vary.
@mrwordsworth responded with, “First you tell me the Subway foot long isn’t actually a foot long. Then you’ll tell me Thousand Island Dressing isn’t made with 1000 islands.”
A British grandfather is being hailed as a hero after saving swimmers in Australia from a shark by yanking on the toothy creature's tail. He says the shark snapped at his leg, but missed and then he “pushed it” back into the ocean.
Most of the episode was caught on camera by a television crew that happened to be filming close by.
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