Lupe Fiasco Claims He's Quitting Music After Crticism For Anti-Semetic Lyric
Wed, 14 Dec 2016 09:44:46
Lupe Fiasco says he's quitting music after he was called out for an anti-semitic lyric in a freestyle that he released earlier this week. "Artists gettin' robbed for their publishing / By dirty Jewish execs who think that it's alms from the covenant", is the line that let to a widespread upset on social platforms. The track, called "N.E.R.D.", was criticized by music fans on twitter. Fiasco soon fired back with a number of responses.
The rapper denied accusations of antisemitism in a number of Tweets where he argued: "I've walked inside the ovens of Auschwitz" and "I've studied the Hebrew bible." He also claimed that, because of hate speech, his song had been removed from Soundcloud.
After arguing for some time with those attacking him, he tweeted: "I get the hint God. Yo Lupe fans it's been fun and I hope you've had fun. I'm officially not releasing anymore music. Albums cancelled." He also claimed that he was "getting beat up for telling the truth".
This is not the first time that Fiasco has thrown claims of quitting. He previously claimed that he was retiring in 2012, and in 2015 he quit Twitter for a short while before returning. He was set to release three albums this year before announcing a delay and now apparently cancelling them all. Ever since his debut Food & Liquor, the Chicago native appears to have struggled with how much of his artistic integrity he's compromised to be commercially successful in the rap game.
Fiasco, who was featured on Kanye West's Touch the Sky, sent a message to the rapper when he was recently hospitalized. "... To perform, day in and day out," he said on stage. "And when you not performing, you thinking about performing. And when you not thinking about performing, you performing. When you not performing, you recovering from performing. When you not recovering from performing you gotta prepare yourself to perform again. That's hard. And with that said, we want to send prayers out to my big bro Kanye. He say a lot of goofy s**t sometimes, but he from Chicago, so it don't even f***ing matter."
—The ARTISTdirect Staff