Rapper Lupe Fiasco has lashed out at President Obama in a recent interview, referring to him as the world's "biggest terrorist" in light of our current foreign policy.
The Chicago MC, whose most recent album Lasers was released in March, is attacking the President for being too far right in his foreign policy. In an interview on CBS News' "What's Trending," Lupe explained his position: "In my fight against terrorism, to me, the biggest terrorist is Obama, and the United States of America," he told host Shira Lazar.
He went on to explain the comment, as his publicist undoubtedly fell to the ground in convulsions: "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 that the U.S. government allows to happen, and the foreign policies that we have in place in different countries that inspire people to become terrorists. And it's easy for us because it's just some oil."
The remarks strike at a similar vein that was examined in another of the rapper's songs, "American Terrorist," from his 2006 release Lupe Fiasco's Food & Liquor. In the song, draws comparisons between points in American history and terrorist attacks: "We came through the storm / nooses on our necks / and a smallpox blanket to keep us warm / On a 747 on the Pentagon lawn / Wake up, the alarm clock is connected to a bomb / Anthrax lab on a West Virginia farm / Shorty ain't learned to walk already heavily armed..."
Fiasco had also criticized Obama in a recent single, "Words I Never Said," for refusing to speak out against Israeli bombings of civilians in the Gaza Strip. Such statements, whether put to song or not, have the potential to create wildfires of controversy amidst an American climate of extreme hostility against anyone who questions the U.S. government's unwavering support and funding of Israel's motives and actions in the intensely turbulent Middle East.