Lupe Fiasco is like the rapper with a heart in the industry; the man who keeps the moral compass of the industry. But comedian and political commentator D.L. Hughley criticized the rapper for being out of touch with reality.
“He’s bright as hell, but dumb in the ways of the world,” Hughley told Hot 93.7/Hartford. He said the rapper’s message of political withdrawal has real consequences. “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.”
Then he went on to give Lupe a bit of advice.
“You can’t go through life and not be a participant, and hope things work out for your benefit,” he said. “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.”
However, Lupe did not take his words kindly. He responded via Twitter in a series of tweets saying:
“When you ready to drop that bread for these babies out here @RealDlHughley holla at me… till then #Lee MeAlone”
“Obama need swing states and white people not radical rappers kissing his a** to win this election..,”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???”
He went on to say, “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”
Hughley hasn’t responded yet to Lupe’s response.
Who do you think is right?