Outspoken “Words I Never Said” rapper Lupe Fiasco continues to raise eyebrows following his controversial CBS News interview where he labeled President Barack Obama “the biggest terrorist.” One surprising defender of Obama in the debate has come in the form of Fox personality Bill O’Reilly, who claimed last week that Fiasco had repeatedly turned down requests to appear on The O’Reilly Factor. However, that all changed when the two finally had it out on air last night.
O’Reilly scolded Lupe by saying, “You are over-simplifying and bringing a message to people, younger people, as I pointed out, who admire you, that is a message that is not true.”
Fiasco fought back:
“So to say that the President of the United States Of America, all of them — not just Obama, because I’m not trying to undermine him — and him being a terrorist is just one label. He’s many things. Like you said, he’s a protector, he’s a father, he’s a mix of other things. Me just recognizing that one particular attribute of him is not me trying to undermine him or undermine my constituency or spread lies or spread rumors for the sake of anybody. I don’t care about the GOPs or the Democratic party. My point is the people…”
This was all before Lupe took O’Reilly up on broaching the topic of changing the name of The O’Reilly Factor to The Fiasco Factor.
For more of Fiasco’s political rhetoric — though with a much more toned-down, comical tone — check out his recent appearance on The Colbert Report.