Yesterday, while on the set of MTV’s Rap Fix, Lupe Fiasco shed real tears. Host Sway Calloway took it back by showing footage of MTV’s 2006 special My Block: Chicago, which Lupe was featured in. After viewing the clip, the “B-tch Bad” rapper was clearly emotional after seeing so many friends in the clip that were either in jail or dead and gone.
“It’s some of them dudes is dead,” said a teary eyed Lupe. “You got dudes… Chicago’s the murder capital. The dudes in that video are in prison, a couple of fed cases, and then there’s ghosts. You see people that, that ain’t there. You just try to make it better. Come up out of it.”
He isn’t hyping up the violence going down in Chicago. On Monday, July 23, in the span of 15 minutes six people were shot in Chi-Town while the next day a mother of three was killed after gunmen opened fire near a park. But Fiasco was most distraught knowing the same people he saw in that vintage footage are still there.
“Some of those kids ain’t going to make it outta there,” said Fiasco. “You feel so helpless. There’s me, talking to me six years ago. You feel hopeless. It’s a terrible thing. And I see it everywhere.”
Watch the full clip below. Food & Liqour 2: The Great American Rap Album is out September 25th. And if you think Lupe Fiasco is a sucka for caring, check yourself.
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