Lupe Fiasco Quits Music After Accusations of Anti-Semitism
Rapper Lupe Fiasco stated that he has canceled his album and is quitting music altogether after receiving various accusations of anti-Semitism. Earlier this week, the rapper released a new freestyle track to SoundCloud titled “N.E.R.D” that featured instrumentals from a new track by J.Cole known as, “Everybody Dies”. On the track, Lupe Fiasco could be heard saying, “Artists getting robbed for their publishing by dirty Jewish execs”, which resulted in a widespread response from his fans via Twitter.
The song was negatively criticized by his fans on Twitter claiming the lyrics were completely anti-Semitic. The 34-year old rapper was not happy with these implications and responded to the posts and comments on Twitter angrily.
He then spent the night arguing with fans as he denied the accusations of anti-Semitism completely in a series of tweets. The rapper has also said that listeners were misinterpreting what he said. In an effort to show that he was not anti-Semitic, he tweeted, “I have walked inside the ovens of Auschwitz” and “I have studied the Hebrew bible”. He then proceeded to tweet about “Dirty a*s fake Muslims selling alcohol in the hood” before he falsely stated that his song was removed from SoundCloud due to hate speech. Eventually, the rapper tweeted he was not going to release any more music, and that all albums that were scheduled for release in 2017 have been canceled.
However, this is not the first time Lupe Fiasco stated he’s retiring from the music world. In 2012, the rapper also claimed something similar. Last year in 2015, he also quitted Twitter briefly before returning. The controversial rapper intended to release three albums this year, though it’s unclear whether he’ll stay true to his word.
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