Lupe Fiasco Quits the Music Industry
    • WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 14, 2016

    • Posted by: Amy Tang

    Lupe Fiasco, AKA Wasalu Muhammad Jaco, has taken to twitter to announce his leave from the music industry.

    Lupe Fiasco recently released a freestyle titled "N.E.R.D" on SoundCloud that sparked the attention (and anger) of many who had the chance to listen to the new track. No more than two minutes long, it features Fiasco rapping over the instrumentals from J. Cole's "Everybody Dies". But that isnt the reason why the song is sparking controversy. Fiasco's track included the lines: "Artists gettin robbed for their publishing / By dirty Jewish execs who think that its alms from the covenant". You can guess what happened next...

    Accusations and criticisms of Fiasco being anti-semitic flooded his Twitter account. Fiasco bantered back and forth with fans and Anti-Defamation League CEO, Jonathan Greenblatt, exchanging heated remarks and flippant messages.

    With that, Fiasco tweeted out a final remark after numerous defenses and made his account private, although it has been public again.

    This isn't the first time the 34-year-old has made an attempt in quitting music. In 2015, Fiasco posted a tweet about Martin Luther King that received backlash as well, prompting him to open up about his feelings of going "back to the shadows".

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