Lupe Fiasco Vs D.L. Hughley on NOT Voting [POLL]
Chicago rapper Lupe Fiasco used Twitter to respond to comments made by comedian D.L. Hughley over Lupe’s reluctance to participate in the upcoming presidential election. He attempted to reason and explain why President Obama needs key factors bigger than the Hip Hop community to achieve re-election.
“Obama need swing states and white people not radical rappers kissing his ass to win this election..,’ he tweeted September 17th.
“If y’all stop bringing it to me I won’t answer and y’all can be happy with y’all way of thinking and I can be happy with mine.. #LeeMeAlone”
“I vote for Grace Lee Boggs….put her on the ballot and i’d finance the campaign my d*mn self @realdlhughley do u even know who she is???”
“Better yet @RealDLHughley you put up 50k and I’ll put up 50k and let’s flesh out some programs for rural & inner city youths our d*mn selves”
“And we aint got to wait till November or be part of a party to do that…what u think brother? F*ck all this talk let’s get it in my n*gga..”
(Lupe Fiasco’s Twitter)
D.L. Hughley attacked Lupe and said that his disinterest in the election process could negatively effect potential voters.
“He’s bright as h*ll, but dumb in the weight of the world,” Hughley 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 before he gets it!”
Last year, Lupe did give an explanation on why he does not vote.
“I don’t vote. I don’t get involved in the political process because it’s meaningless, to be honest,” Fiasco added. “I’m a real big believer if I’m gonna vouch for someone, then I’m gonna stand behind everything that they do…So politicians aren’t gonna do that because I don’t want you to bomb some village in the middle of nowhere.”
I’d advise DL to keep his comments about Lupe on the DL. Lupe’s generation doesn’t respect DL’s, and the only way this can be settled is with debate. Hughely will be outmatched in a debate with Lupe. Both of these men have a point. Believe it or not what Lupe is trying to do by taking action himself is, exactly what past generations have done. The art of taking action instead of waiting for some one else, seems to be what is missing from the Hip Hop generation.
What DL Hughley is trying to do by getting people to vote is correct as well. The two worlds need each other to co exist . You can’t build anything without help it takes more than money. It takes permits and approval in the society that we live in today. The two worlds need to co exist . By warring like this DL and Lupe are playing into the hands of those they are standing against.