It seems that Kanye West isn’t the only disgruntled rapper in the game. Lupe Fiasco tries his hand at coming in second place in the “mad rapper” competition, with an on-stage rant of his own.
At a recent performance in Maryland, Fiasco took a break from actually performing to get some things off his chest. Fiasco (who has a history of complaints about the state of hip-hop), then proceeded to go on an expletive-filled rant regarding the “hypocritical ways” of the hip-hop industry. He vented:
“It kills me. Let me get this s–t up off of my chest. It kills me how m–f—s be talking all that, ‘Man the streets are so f–d up. Why these young dudes out here shooting each other? Why these girls out running around reckless. All this crazy s–t.’ They’ll be the same m—f–s that’ll go on the radio station and play your m–f—song.”
Fans were not exempt from Fiasco’s criticism either. He had this to say about fans:
“M—f—s sit around in their car like, ‘Ah, man. S–t is f–d up.’ Yeah, and then they turn up the same s–t that a m—-f— doing in the streets with no problem riding around to it. That s–t just irks me. We do it ourselves in the smallest ways, in the smallest hypocritical ways.”
Fiasco concluded by expressing his sincerity:
“When I say stuff like that, when you hear me rant, I mean it from the bottom of my heart. If you don’t like it, don’t pay me to do s–t then.”
Hip-hop’s “hyprocrisy” has been a touchy subject with Fiasco for some time now. Last September he got into a well publicized beef with fellow Chi-town rapper Chief Keef, over Fiasco’s criticism of Keef’s questionable music content. That exchange prompted Fiasco to announce that he was retiring from the rap game. (He later recanted that announcement.)
It’s clear that Fiasco is still disgruntled and feels like he is fighting a losing battle. Does he have a point though? Watch the video and sound off below!