Outspoken Chicago MC, Lupe Fiasco knows how to keep his name in the headlines, doesn’t he? Whether it’s admitting that he’s not voting in the upcoming Presidential election, or Twitter beefing with Chief Keef and D.L. Hughley – Lupe makes sure that his opinions are heard.
Just two days after his new LP, Food & Liquor II: The Great American Rap Album, Pt. 1, was released, Lupe is making headlines over a lyric on the track, “Strange Fruition.” On the track, Lupe raps about not pledging allegiance to the flag during the National Anthem. Check out the lyrics below:
“Now I can’t pledge allegiance to your flag,” Fiasco raps. ‘Cause I can’t find no reconciliation with your past/When there was nothing equal for my people in your math/You forced us in the ghetto and then you took our dads.”
Lupe has good reason not to pledge, and has cited the way he was raised and his religious faith as a Muslim that omit him from the American tradition. Check out what he told MTV’s RapFix Live below:
“I don’t know if I should speak on that, to be honest. My moms and my pops told us when we were little kids, ‘You don’t say the pledge of allegiance. More from a religious kind of thing, halfway. You pledge your allegiance to God and that’s it. Being Muslim and things like that, you don’t pledge allegiance to no flag.”
So, do you think it’s a big deal that Lupe doesn’t pledge allegiance to the flag? How many of you out there feel the same way?
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