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Comedian D.L. Hughley Calls Lupe Fiasco “Dumb” For Not Voting


Lupe Fiasco has been vocal about his lack of faith in our political system, and President Obama, but according to comedian D.L. Hughley the rapper’s disposition is dangerous.

Fiasco, who has taken  the commander in chief to task on more than one occasion, announced that he has no plans of voting in the forthcoming election. In the eyes of Hughley, Fiasco has a lot to learn. “He’s bright as hell, but dumb in the weight of the world,” he said in an interview. “Young black men are going to listen to him. They are the ones who have decisions made for them, [decisions] that they are not even involved in, which is silly to me. You can’t go through life and not be a participant, and hope things work out for your benefit. When you vote or not vote, you are saying yes or no.

They want to raise the age of social security from 65 to 68…Black men die at 67. Lupe Fiasco forgets that he’s going to be an old man when he’s looking for a social security check, and he dies right after he gets it.”

Although Fiasco is not prone to holding his tongue, he has admitted to being flawed. “I’m far from being a knowledgeable and wise young man as well,” he said during a recent performance. “I’m somewhere in the middle. I ain’t no saint either.”

For what it’s worth, Fiasco isn’t the only person in Hip-Hop who’s not afraid to say that they won’t vote. Kendrick Lamar also caused controversy for stating that he “doesn’t believe in voting.”


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  • Lupe Fiasco is an idiot and he’s gonna’ be responsible for turning other young black men into idiots. Being a public figure with people who listen to his music AND WHAT HE SAYS he’s being very foolish and posing a danger to the progress of our people. Too bad some fo’ da’ real brutha’ ain’t delivered ‘street justice’ to this idiot for NOT bein’ REAL!

  • dl is a house negro

    ”For many years, elections here, election campaigns, have been run by
    the public relations industry and each time it’s with increasing
    sophistication. And quite naturally, the industry uses the same
    technique to sell candidates that it uses to sell toothpaste or
    lifestyle drugs. The point is to undermine markets by projecting imagery
    to delude and suppressing information, and similarly, to undermine
    democracy by same method, projecting imagery to delude and suppressing
    information. The candidates are trained, carefully trained, to project a
    certain image.”
    – Noam Chomsky

  • champhf

    some of them CANt Vote and they are ususally very vocal because they are left out of the process. to say your not voting is nothing. but it is a choice you should cherish even if who you vote for lose you are a part of the process.

  • huh? the social security example was awful.

  • Lupe Fiasco doesn’t believe in anything but rapping.

  • this guy is a clown for those comments, regardless of his thing with chief keef or whoever