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Lupe Fiasco Defends Calling President Barack Obama A Terrorist On "The O'Reilly Factor"

In a semi-shocking move, Lupe Fiasco went on "The O'Reilly Factor" to defend comments he made calling President Barack Obama a terrorist and Bill O'Reilly took him to task for it! Watch the heated exchange inside...

During a CBS Interview, Lupe Fiasco recently said:

"My fight against terrorism, to me, the biggest terrorist is Obama in the United States of America." 

That statement has caused a lot of controversy and the rapper went on FOX NEWS to defend it.  

One would assume that Bill O'Reilly would love a statement that detracts from President Obama, but he actually seemed to take the rapper to task for his statements saying his words are influential and could cause harm.

But he also said to Lupe that his listeners don't have political PhDs, which seems like a nice way of saying they aren't smart enough to understand politics.  Did he just call the hip-hop community dumb? 

Lupe goes on to defend himself saying he thinks all U.S. President were "terrorists" in some way because of the way they handle wars, world politics, etc. 

Watch the interview heating up the net here:

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I agree with Lupe 100%. Lupe

I agree with Lupe 100%. Lupe made great points that Bill O'Reilly failed to address. This was so funny to me because it's so true & I express it everyday. & If you disagree you're just another brainwashed individual. If something doesn't make sense, you question it. Instead what people like to do is wait until it's too late. But just like Lupe, I don't wait until it's too late to say, or do something. Now as far as people who do, That's who you can refer to as modern day society. Smh.

I said this before: Lupe is

I said this before: Lupe is pulling a gimmick, he's being a "intentional trouble-maker" he's setting up a plot to get attention. He WISHES he was like the classic artists of the past who protested war and made anti-war music and social issues music and petitioned in the street, you know the Bob Marley's of the world. Lupe wants to be that. Again, he was on the Colbert Report and Colbert asked him why he said what he said about President Obama. Lupe laughed, didn't have a logically reason or answer, then just said YOU ALWAYS HAVE TO QUESTION GOVERNMENT, ALWAYS NO MATTER WHAT. Dude's problems aren't specific to Obama, he just has a bias against government and he has decided to MANUFACTURE UP SOME ISSUES WITH OBAMA JUST TO FIT HIS GIMMICK. Again, after he laughed with Colbert he said "YOU ALWAYS HAVE TO QUESTION GOVERNMENT" basically, Lupe was going to start sh!t with who ever won the seat because is gimmick is "always question government no matter what" You don't need a good logic reason, just do the sh!t no matter what. LUPE IS LAME
SMH also's picture

LUPE: put the weed down ans

LUPE: put the weed down ans STFU.
1BlackGPaltrow's picture

why dose he need to shutup?

why dose he need to shutup? he's making good points , black people are so quick to turn against our people ,lupe didnt sound ignorant he was making very valid points
cool kid 's picture

I think they both raised some

I think they both raised some good points. but Lupe your music is really taking off this year and you are productively becoming the voice of real hip hop for this generation. i dont think a controversy is good at this time. However its beautiful to show you have a opinion. And Bill was throwing a lot of shade. I have been studying poli sci since i was 18 and even in high school. So i know politics and i listen to LUPE.
Anonymous's picture

Lupe is a dumb ass for going

Lupe is a dumb ass for going on that show....what th fk possed him to show up and say that crap. i wouldnt be surpised if he picked up lice after stooping there. o reily doesnt care about him or his fans all h concernd with is a negro who doesnt like President OBAMA..its really sad
.'s picture

ugh shut up Lupe. I would

ugh shut up Lupe. I would love to see Lupe put himself in President's Obama's shoes.
thisizkim's picture

Real talk, I don't agree with

Real talk, I don't agree with what he said about Obama, but he is entitled to his opinion so I can still respect him. At least he is encouraging young people to pay attention to the government and voice your opinion. I'm proud of him and he still #2 on my rotation (close following Pac). Keep on keeping on and remember... WE ARE NOT LOSERS, WE ARE LASERS!
I agree to disagree's picture

If politics were as

If politics were as simplified as Lupe Fiasco's miniscule mind thinks, there would be peace in the Middle East. Agreed the War in Iraq was pointless and questionable, so is Lupe Fiasco's generalized, arrogant, misinformed statement.
Cameragirl82's picture

I am sorry bill is correct

I am sorry bill is correct and all ya are stuipd to list to this uneducated fool !!! I don't agree 100% with bill , however this fool is out there spesking lyrics that are harmful and to young people who don't read and form there own opions they are raised by the music and tv ... so I will be boycottign his music what a dum as statement could have been said in so many different ways if he educated him self ... war is always for money but how can Obama a man /human stop something in the middle with out causign more harm then good when there is women and children over there .... if you want to destroy a nation keep allowing fools to speak without reading history books and Ashe please delete you self .... sign really people
Anonymous's picture

1st of all fiasco is right. I

1st of all fiasco is right. I volunteered to deployed to Iraq, ever since I saw 9/11 attacks in 7th grade I knew I wanted revenge for the 9/11 victims. I don't have a PHD in politics but my deployment to Iraq 2008-2009 would qualify me know a little bit more than you ignorant idiots that get your information from networks such as cnn fox news...or from smart-ass bill orielly. I wasted a year of my life thinking I was making a difference..all i was doing was driving all over Iraq doing taking my commander and 1sg on meetings to promote 'hearts in minds". All we did was waste time Iraq people don't want us there that's why we keep getting blown up. It's not rocket science bill. Its not like Bill's kids are serving our country It's people like me that grew up in the ghetto that had no other choice but to serve.We don't get a college fund we get in gangs because our government are cutting after school programs to pay for their wars. War is for the rich man, building new businesses in different country to get wealthier. Spreading western ideas in places where they are not wanted. Soldiers are dying because our politicians wont come to the conclusion the Iraq is a major mistake instead they bring us home and send us to afghan. All i have to say is WTF our president promised to make the effort to get us out of Iraq, but i didn't realize that it was to get re-routed to afghan. How much of our soldiers blood does it take for America to be satisfied. I regret serving, the real war is in our communities of low-income you know the "Ghetto" what about us we need help, take care of us before you try and take over the world.
ch33rio's picture

You did your research, didn't

You did your research, didn't you.
Anonymous's picture

WELL-SAID Ch33rio. Im sorry u

WELL-SAID Ch33rio. Im sorry u had to that experience, but Im happy u too understand that these wars are being fought by the lower/middle class pppl, to advance the agenda of the richer, upper-class sect. Hopefully other ppl will see thru the propaganda whout the experience that u had and before its too late
Anonymous's picture

How in the hell does Bill

How in the hell does Bill know who Lupe's listeners are? Honestly, Lupe is not the only one who feels this way. I commend Lupe for going on his show. Not to mention, Bill sounded kind of stuck as well. Now all of a sudden, Bill is defending Obama? give me a break!
Tiff's picture

wow, he is some kind of fool.

wow, he is some kind of fool. saying his fans dont have a PHD in politics is not a Racist statement. Come on lets think...most of his fans (not all) are young and they listen to his music and I would venture to say not well versed in politics from both sides of the aisle. and in order to form a THOUGHTFUL Opinion you need to have facts from both sides. Do his fans subscribe to time magazine? watch cnn news regularly? watch Cspan? Vote? Watch historical political documentaries. if you do not study politics (which it is clear that lupe does not) that is how you can come out and say that our president is a terrorist. I get what he was trying to say, but the bottom line is this. He needs to better educate himself so that he can learn how to present himself more articulately than he did, so unfortunately he looks like a fool. If O'riley was black and giving the same interview lupe would still look like a fool....so dont get all sensitive. look at what actually was said and the truth of it, not the color of the man asking the questions
do it's picture

I work with Kids in high

I work with Kids in high school, and they don't listen to Lupe. All the Lupe fans I know are adults, my friends. I'm 28 and the youngest of my friends (Professors, College Administrators, Lawyers, Scientist, shall I go on?). Some actually do have PhD's and the rest of us have at least a Masters. My students who are in high school could care less about politics. That's why they don't listen to Lupe. They listen to Chris Brown and Little wayne. And by the way, your suggestion for news outlets suck, except Time, that magazine is okay (but still bias to the status quo). I know how to do research and a good source usually comes from scholarly journals ( and foreign news outlets which are bias but will give you a point of view from other nations' interest). Lupe didn't get his words out very well and was not all together correct, but that does not negate the fact that Bill was dead wrong. And please don't tell people to not be sensitive about racism. Bill's condescending explanation of the definition of fallacious and his assessment of Lupe fans was offensive and informed by racist sentiment. It is probably your white privilege that allows you to hear that bigotry and not be offended. But for an educated Black woman like me, who has been dealing with this type of condensation all my life ("you speak so well" they told me when I was a kid) and seen it keep me out of promotions and being taken seriously at work, it is a sensitive, nay, infuriating issue.
Anonymous's picture

this interview was absolutely

this interview was absolutely cringe worthy...nof said next
Kay2daA's picture

Bill O'Reilly will forever be

Bill O'Reilly will forever be Bill O'Reilly so aint nothing more that he says or nything from those Fox people suprises me. Anyway, Americans do really exercise their freedom of speech cos such people like Bill and the whole Fox clan would be out of work if they were in Britain.That I can assure. Lupe. I do agree that U.S does take certain roles in the worls i.e. Iraq and act like they have a reason to be there! You are being terrorists! Dont be a terrorist and move to Iran....one of the places that has REAL weapons of mass destruction! But obama is my homeboy. He got Osama for pete's sake! :)
loopy's picture

Obama is the Man! (I didn't

Obama is the Man! (I didn't realize the pun until I wrote that :). I mean, I'm down for our Pres too!)
Anonymous's picture

This was a good thread to

This was a good thread to read. Maybe YBF should have a political counterpart.
Bronze Duchess's picture

I'll admit that I didn't

I'll admit that I didn't listen to the interview, however to make a racist statement such as "Lupe's listeners do not have a PHD in politics" is patronising at the very least and flt-out racist truthfully. I find it very rude and offecnsive and i'm not shocked coz he's being typically white, acting like a wize-a$$, wize crack, SMDH!
Anonymous's picture

wth does Lupe have in common

wth does Lupe have in common with a ball-sack?>>>>>thin chin hair LOL. What a poor excuse for a debate. O'reilly is a joke for even giving this airtime. Just another "Slow Media" day:-/
Anonymous's picture

Man lupe shut the fuck up.

Man lupe shut the fuck up. Sorry but that's what I felt watching this interview. He really sat there and said every president is a terrorist. He made an ass out of himself completely.
Anonymous's picture

Lupe`s delivery was poor,

Lupe`s delivery was poor, what I took from his comment is that the US terrorizes other countries to push our own interests i.e Iraq and the made up weapons of mass destruction, we killed people just to secure a position in an oil rich nation.
Anonymous's picture

I agree with you! I watched

I agree with you! I watched the full interview on tv, Lupe really could not get a full sentence out without O'Reily cutting him off....Maybe Lupe should try to explain it in a song. He would do a better job at explaining it that way, than trying to have a political debate.
Ann's picture

I disagree. Lupe handled

I disagree. Lupe handled himself very well. He was calm, well-spoken and clearly well-read and well-studied in his argument and politics in general. Bill O'Reilly is overbearing, pushy and often talks over guests. I think Lu navigated well through that and came out the victor. I dont think Bill O'Reilly realized exactly who he was dealing with. Lupe is not a fool. He is quite sharp and definitely not your average rapper. Was it one of the great debates of our time? No. But for what it was, I think Lupe handled it better than most could have and came out on top. Kudos, Lu... -#1
RHOyal's picture

It's amazing to see that alot

It's amazing to see that alot of youngings are still not awake. Lupe was right and you should do some reading and research instead of taking anyones words as truth. Youth: Read and find out the truth. Start with the river of libya, an engineering feat built in Do you even know an engineer in America? Do you know one that built a river? Do you know one that built a river in the desert. Libyan engineers did. How was the project financed? Not a music sound engineer, LOL. Read my youth, do not let their words shape your truth, OReilly wouldnt even speak to you if you served him water. http://american_almanac.tripod.com/libya.htm
iTellsItAll's picture

Since when did you need a PHD

Since when did you need a PHD to understand politics? You can see what's being done everyday by watching the news, reading the newspaper, talking to experienced people. I honestly think Lupe is trying to say the US is willing to protect it's self by any means necessary.
Anonymous's picture

by watching the news, reading

by watching the news, reading the newspaper, talking to experienced people= being a puppet to what they want you to believe. DO NOT DO IT, they all LIE. I am in no danger and neither are you, there is nothing to fear. therefore no prtoection is needed.
iTellsItAll's picture

oh yeah, libya engineers are

oh yeah, libya engineers are black (African). WAKE UP BLACKPEOPLE.
iTellsItAll's picture

Actually, according to our

Actually, according to our relatively new racial categories (following the Federal guide lines), Northern Africans and Middle Easterners are considered White racially and African ethnically. Hence the ridiculousness of arguing over peoples racial designation. It's true! As you can see, this is a government website ( .gov ) http://www.iowa.gov/educate/index.php?option=com_docman&task=doc_downloa...
Anonymous's picture

Excuse

Excuse me. Correction: African and Arabic respectively.
Anonymous's picture

It's amazing to see that alot

It's amazing to see that alot of youngings are still not awake. Lupe was right and you should do some reading and research instead of taking anyones words as truth. Youth: Read and find out the truth. Start with the river of libya, an engineering feat built in Do you even know an engineer in America? Do you know one that built a river? Do you know one that built a river in the desert. Libyan engineers did. How was the project financed? Not a music sound engineer, LOL. Read my youth, do not let their words shape your truth, OReilly wouldnt even speak to you if you served him water. http://american_almanac.tripod.com/libya.htm
iTellsItAll's picture

Lupe was right? If all

Lupe was right? If all american presidents were terrorist, including Obama, then Lupe would be right in what he's saying. Ignorance at it's finest....know damn Obama is not a terrorist. Do you sincerely feel the USA has had nothing but Hitlers, Husseins, and Osama Bin Ladens for presidents? Ungrateful, I swear. A stiff-necked people, I tell you. smh. ....and a Commander in Chief is not GOD. They can only do so much. Ungrateful, I tell you; and disrespectful. David respected Saul til the end, though he was constantly trying to kill him. Presidents and Kings and other such officials are appointed by GOD. >>> Let every soul be subject to the governing authorities. For there is no authority except from God, and the authorities that exist are appointed by God." Romans 13:1. The Bible is very sound doctrine when rightly divided, Mr./Mrs. Read and Do Some Research.
Anonymous's picture

When you are thirsty and need

When you are thirsty and need water, and given a spoonful of water and then called ungrateful is it really ungratefulness? Is it really disrespectful or is it recognizing evil and wrongdoing when you see it? We asked for change and we got a little, now are we ungrateful and due for a scolding for being so? Yes, every american government president has worked on personal agendas and not an agenda of being rightous to the american people. or we wouldnt be in this mess. In the bible it talks of repopulation by incest. Just rememeber that part when the depopulation presidents/agenda to reduce black people to almost nothing goes into the works, then see who will LIVE the words of the bible. The bible can be used for many agendas.
iTellsItAll's picture

I don't think brother kick

I don't think brother kick push words came out right. I think it is the american government that are the terrorist and have always been even back to the presidents before regan!!!!! but if you take a look at regan and the clowns that followed him, they have taken a terrorist approach in foreign policies. how else can you explain the only country in the world to have a military installatioin worldwide or how about killing bin laden in the middle of the night least I say without permission. where lupe was wrong was trying to personalize obama to say HE is a terrorist.And for that he should be biyatch slapped. The us sent troops all over the world to fight and pillage not to protect!!!!! oreilly dont even like rap so to have a rapper on squash tv should let you know its bull. and then he just straight called his fans dumb and lupe didn't respond to that.........yes lupe you're done.its offical hip hop hates you now. I bet he won't say that to geezey.....
Anonymous's picture

I dont understand why some

I dont understand why some people are going hard on lupe. He has his own views some people just see things different and he did have some points while i do not agree with everything he is saying i love the fact that he is willing to say what he believes even if the world thinks he is wrong. He is actually a very educated young man i just do not think he should of gone on the show because the main point was to make him out to be another stupid rapper which he is not..... bill o'reilly talks bad about Obama now that there is a rapper on his show he wants to defend Obama that right there shows you that he just wanted to embarrass lupe and once again make the hip hop community look bad after all he did just say the people that listen to lupe were not very educated when the fact is lupe raps about positivity so why wouldn't his fans be educated? just like they tried to make common out to be a thug of some sort the rap community is always attacked so going n this show was a bad idea lupe.
Anonymous's picture

Sorry, but IF Bill was

Sorry, but IF Bill was insulting Lupe's fan, then Lupe didn't make it any better for them with this foolery. I don't think Bill was saying his fans were uneducated - I think he was saying they were young, vulnerable, and GROWING youth who get most of their insights about life from the idols they worship, rather than from reading a book/research or experience in political and governmental matters. HOWEVER, if he WAS suggesting that black youth / hip hop exhibits bafoonery, who could argue him? They'd shake their head in pity if they ever came to sites like this and MTO to see where the black community's mentality (still) is. Amazing you think the hip hop needs any help looking bad. Lil Wayne and Drake are hip hop right now. LIL WAYNE!!!! Funny Lupe thinks he could do a better job as President of US, since he judges them all as terrorist. LOL............I could seem him playing in the sequel to Bruce Almighty....Lupe Almighty.
Anonymous's picture

I agree with everything Lupe

I agree with everything Lupe said! Obviously u don't read or do research cause if u did u would know what Lupe said wasn't too far fetched! Fox diced and chopped (editing) that interview to make Lupe look crazy but he didn't look crazy at all! I think he made some pretty valid points! If u check out the interview with Russell Simmons it's everything he's been saying to Bill except it's not edited like fox did this interview! Lupe, keep doing u and standing for what u believe in! I say keep talking cause people are soooo blind they need to wake up and read and research! You'll be surprised what you'll find out about America!
CeCe's picture

I agree with everything Lupe

I agree with everything Lupe said! Obviously u don't read or do research cause if u did u would know what Lupe said wasn't too far fetched! Fox diced and chopped (editing) that interview to make Lupe look crazy but he didn't look crazy at all! I think he made some pretty valid points! If u check out the interview with Russell Simmons it's everything he's been saying to Bill except it's not edited like fox did this interview! Lupe, keep doing u and standing for what u believe in! I say keep talking cause people are soooo blind they need to wake up and read and research! You'll be surprised what you'll find out about America!
CeCe's picture

It's amazing to see that alot

It's amazing to see that alot of youngings are still not awake. Lupe was right and you should do some reading and research instead of taking anyones words as truth. Youth: Read and find out the truth. Start with the river of libya, an engineering feat built in Libya. Do you even know an engineer in America? Do you know one that built a river? Do you know one that built a river in the desert. Libyan engineers did. How was the project financed? Not a music sound engineer, LOL. Read my youth, do not let their words shape your truth, OReilly wouldnt even speak to you if you served him water.
iTellsItAll's picture

That's black for you. Just

That's black for you. Just Angry. Embarrassing. Only black people over exaggerate like this. Obvious he and Obama are not on the same frequency. Sun glasses....no respect for where he is or what he's talking about. Prescription? How did we ever make it before prescription sun glasses? Oh Lupe give it up. If he was vibrating on a high frequency, he wouldn't be glorifying terrorism with his substance. He'd be glorifying that which is good, admirable, praiseworthy, lovely, and noble. He said their are many other aspects of Obama he could have chose to magnify, but he chose some BS. Just disrespectful........like Obama doesn't have kids. Terrorism is so pumped up right now that it's like rape and murder. Only black people over exaggerate like this. smh
Anonymous's picture

poor Lupe....find yourself

poor Lupe....find yourself brother becuz you are lost
Anonymous's picture

Damn Lupe. Deleting your

Damn Lupe. Deleting your music from my IPhone. Your statement makes absolutely no sense and you look like a fool on the O'Reilly Factor. Damn.
Tiffany's picture

It's amazing to see that alot

It's amazing to see that alot of youngings are still not awake. Lupe was right and you should do some reading and research instead of taking anyones words as truth. Youth: Read and find out the truth. Start with the river of libya, an engineering feat built in Do you even know an engineer in America? Do you know one that built a river? Do you know one that built a river in the desert. Libyan engineers did. How was the project financed? Not a music sound engineer, LOL. Read my youth, do not let their words shape your truth, OReilly wouldnt even speak to you if you served him water.
iTellsItAll's picture

I love Lupe, but he doesn't

I love Lupe, but he doesn't know what he's talking about. I kind of understand where he's trying to go, but by calling the every president of the U.S. a terrorist is an idiotic comment. He went on national TV show, where the majority of the viewers are white republicans that most likely don't like rap and have a low views towards rappers in general, and tried to argue a point that was stupid. The US is not always fighting a war so every president could not possible be a terrorist. Obama did not start this war and there are many reasons why we can't leave. One is the people over there are being terrorized by their own people and desperately need us. Lupe also looked a mess, I mean can be sit up straight and take off those glass. I know he can afford clear glasses, they might have made him look smarter. They US is a super power, and there have been a few times where we have strong armed other countries, but that isn't for the hell of it. Our govt is in no way shape or form perfect and it is full of corruption, but we are blessed to live here because there are very few places in the world where we can live like we do. Obama was elected because he promised change and he has done somethings, but he can't just do whatever he want whenever. Ultimately there was two choices, Obama and McCain. McCain was not a good choice by the Republicans and Palin was a constant train wreak. I bet he's sorry for choosing her. I voted for Obama, he hasn't lived up to what he promised, but if you watch interviews of McCain, he has went back on many of the things he was for during the campaign. I'm done.
Anonymous's picture

next time take the red pill,

next time take the red pill, you still lost
iTellsItAll's picture

Lupe did point out that his

Lupe did point out that his glasses are prescription, and seeing as how he always wears tinted glasses, he may have a light sensitivity. It's not far fetched, especially considering stage and on-set lighting is so bright. To you other point, America is a great place to live. But again, it is great at a cost. Perhaps Bill is right, the details are too nuanced for many to understand, including himself. Our presidents do the best they can with what they have. Gob bless America, and God bless the rest of the world as well. We humans may be over our heads.
Anonymous's picture

America is a racist place to

America is a racist place to live, not a great place. Bill was not right, he is wrong wrong wrong and he was being insulting when he said that you dont understand. Read and then you will find all you need for life you were born with; everything else is based on this fear based society.
iTellsItAll's picture

I guess I said "a great place

I guess I said "a great place to live" for two reasons. One is that I meant it in comparison to other options. Second, in order to have a meaningful conversation with fools, you have to chose your battles. I don't want to sound "unpatriotic" by admitting that I am sick of dealing with racist ass holes every day (such as Bill) and working my ass off just to get by. The larger point is that while we live in a society that has the highest standard of living (excluding health care), that standard of living is a result of policies that make it impossible for foreign markets to thrive.
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