It should shock no one to see some politcal controversy surrounding Lupe Fiasco, and tonight, it comes in the form of Lu's removal from stage at Hamilton Live in Washington D.C.
Lupe was booked to perform at a celebratory concert for President Obama's inauguration and at the performance tonight, he apparently performed an anti-war song ("Words I Never Said" footage above), said that he didn't vote for Obama in the last election (nothing typed so far should be new to anyone who follows Lupe's political views), but it looks like it was his refusal to move on from that song for 30 minutes that led to security coming on stage to end his set.
There's some front-row footage of "Words I Never Said" above and a few tweets from Foreign Policy political writer Josh Rogin describing the situation as he saw it happen (shouts to NTN & Complex).
He just walked off the podium at McCormick Place in Chicago, Illinois the president re-elect, and above you can watch President Obama's stirring acceptance speech in case you just missed it, or simply want to re-live it again.
The acceptance speech seems like quite the task to deliever just mere hours after being announced the President. Especially in an election this close, there is a sense of a divided country. It is important then for Obama to look to unite the country, and he communicated just that during the speech. I was especially impressed with how Obama stressed a bipartisan United States, while also expressing humble thanks and gratitude to the people, his opponents, while now, looking ahead.
“We are not as divided as our politics suggests. We are not as cynical as the pundits believe. We are not red states or blue states, we are the United States of America."
- President Barack Obama
So no matter who you voted for, let's unify and act to make this country stronger! It starts with us as citizens, and as Obama says, our roles don't stop with voting. We can affect change starting locally and by setting a shining example amongst our peers in our day-to-day experiences. We are all about togetherness and unity here at Gowhere and we are all one. Let's rise as one!
The First Family enters the stage for President Obama's acceptance speech
The first photo of President Obama and V.P. Biden and their wives after it was announced they had been re-elected.
What did you think of tonight's election?
Write a comment with your thoughts on the speech, Obama, Romney, or anything!
Allow me a quick tangent towards politics for a moment as this story has picked up quite the buzz in the past few days, and surely even more now as Donald Trump makes good on his promise for an announcement to President Obama. Via the video above, Trump proposes a deal: he will write a $5 million check to a charity of President Obama's choice, if Obama releases his college transcripts, applications, and passport records.
Trump says that President Obama is the least transparent president of all-time and that it would make him and the American people happy and satisfied if Obama was to release this information (with the added deadline of Halloween at 5pm ET).
This doesn't smell right to me. Gotta question Trump's motives as he must have what he thinks is insider info that something from those transcripts or records would expose the President as something he's not. And to guise it for charity? Hmm, who really knows? And will the President respond?
I'm guessing no. What do you guys think of Trump's proposed deal?
That didn't take long. Taking to her twitter account, Nicki Minaj set the story straight of her Romney line after President Obama had commented on it after he was asked of the situation in an earlier interview this morning. Nicki stated her appreciation for his understanding of her humorous and sarcastic side. She also sent her *love and support* to the President. Do you believe Nicki and her "Make Up" tweet?
Ha! Thank you for understanding my creative humor & sarcasm Mr. President, the smart ones always do... *sends love & support* @barackobama