Lupe Fiasco Says He's Retiring From Rap After Flack Over “Anti-Semitic” Lyrics
(AllHipHop News) Apparently, rapper Lupe Fiasco is done with music.
The rapper announced that he was cancelling all three of his upcoming albums, and giving up the microphone.
Lupe has been involved in a mild controversy, over lyrics contained in his latest song "N.E.R.D.,” which was a freestyle over J. Cole’s song “Everybody Dies.”
Yesterday, (December 12) Lupe was involved in a public spat with DJBooth.com, which called the art the Chicago MC out over what they considered antisemitic lyrics in the song.
According to Lupe, Soundcloud even removed “N.E.R.D.,” claiming the freestyle was taken down because of hate speech.
As a result, Lupe has cancelled the release of his highly anticipated albums Skulls, Drogas, and Drogas Light, which he promised would come out in 2017.
“I get the hint God. Yo Lupe fans it's been fun and I hope you've had fun,” Lupe Fiasco Tweeted today (December 13). “I'm officially not releasing anymore music. Albums cancelled.”
This isn't the first time Lupe claimed he would step away from the microphone. In January of 2014, Lupe said he was going “back to the shadows” after he defended Iggy Azalea and feuded with Azealia Banks and Kid Cudi.
This time, it seems the Chicago rap star may really make good on his threats, especially after his dust up with Soundcloud, where he has almost 60,000 followers.
As of press time, it’s unclear what Lupe is referring to, since the song is still up on his official page.
“Getting beat up for telling the truth is not how I plan on spending the rest of life. ✌🏾️”