Wasalu Muhammad Jaco (born February 16, 1982), better known by his stage name Lupe Fiasco (LOO-pay), is an American rapper, record producer, and entrepreneur. He rose to fame in 2006 following the success of his debut album, Lupe Fiasco’s Food & Liquor. He also performs as the frontman of rock band Japanese Cartoon under his real name. As an entrepreneur, Fiasco is the chief executive officer of 1st and 15th Entertainment. [1]

Lupe Fiasco The American Record producer, Songwriter, Rapper, Entrepreneur Musician Supports Palestine.

In an interview with Stephen Colbert on the satirical news show The Colbert Report, Fiasco stated his credo on political philosophy: “You should criticize power even if you agree with it.”[2] In another interview in June 2011 on the CBS program What’s Trending, Fiasco discussed the political content of his music, stating, “My fight against terrorism, to me, the biggest terrorist is Obama and 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.”[3][4] He additionally criticized Obama for his stance on the Israeli–Palestinian conflict.[5] In keeping with his anti-establishment views, Fiasco does not vote in U.S. elections.[6] On January 20, 2013, he was removed from the stage by the security for refusing to move onto the next song after performing a 30-minute version of “Words I Never Said”, which contains anti-Obama lyrics, in Washington D.C., during Obama’s second presidential inauguration.[7][8] In June 2015, Lupe Fiasco wrote an open letter about white supremacy.[9]

The Chicago rapper has expressed support for Palestine in a number of songs, particularly in the 2011 single “Words I Never Said.” Fiasco rapped “Gaza strip was getting bombed, Obama didn’t say sh*t/That’s why I ain’t vote for him, next one either.”[10]

Also Ranked

#50 on The Best Political Musicians

#37 on The Greatest Rappers of All Time

#51 on Who Should Play the Super Bowl Halftime Show?

#18 on The Best Rap Lyricists of All Time [10]


  1. Lupe Fiasco” The Wikipedia
  2. Sarah Godfrey (June 9, 2011). “More of Lupe Fiasco’s thoughts on Obama and politics”. tbd.com
  3. “Lupe Fiasco Calls Obama a “Terrorist””. NBC. June 8, 2011
  4. Taylor Bigler (21 January 2013). “Rapper Lupe Fiasco thrown offstage during pre-inauguration event after anti-Obama rant [VIDEO]”. Daily Caller
  5. Batey, Angus (March 3, 2011). “Lupe Fiasco: ‘I have the right to speak out'”. The Guardian
  6. Rob Markman (September 20, 2012). “Lupe Fiasco’s Anti-Voting Stance Ignites Heated Twitter Debate”. mtv.com
  7. Lupe Fiasco Removed From Stage After Making Anti-Obama Comments HipHopDX.com, January 21, 2013
  8. Lupe Fiasco ejected from inaugural event after anti-Obama rant The Guardian, January 21, 2013
  9. “Lupe Fiasco pens open letter on white supremacy”. opnlttr.com. 2015-06-23.
  10. Rothschild, Mike. “Celebrities Who Openly Support Palestine” The Ranker