Rapper Lupe Fiasco allegedly ending music career after antisemitism controversy

The rapper is known to support Palestinians at his concerts.

December 13, 2016 23:59
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Rapper Lupe Fiasco performs at the 2011 MTV Movie Awards in Los Angeles June 5, 2011.

Rapper Lupe Fiasco performs at the 2011 MTV Movie Awards in Los Angeles June 5, 2011.. (photo credit: MARIO ANZUONI/REUTERS)

Recording artist Lupe Fiasco has cancelled the release of his newest album and has decided to end his music career after being accused of antisemitism, the rapper told his Twitter followers, Tuesday night.

Shortly after the tweet the rapper made his Twitter account private, however, he has since made the account public again.

Earlier this week the Fiasco released a track titled N.E.R.D which included the line "Artists gettin' robbed for their publishing / By dirty Jewish execs who think that it's alms from the covenant". The line caused an uproar on social media with many tweeting criticism directed at the rapper, including Anti-Defamation League CEO, Jonathan Greenblatt.

The track as since been removed from the SoundCloud audio platform.

The 34-year-old denied allegations of antisemitism by tweeting, "I've walked inside the ovens of Auschwitz" and claiming to have "studied the Hebrew bible."
After countless tweets defending himself the rapper tweeted: “I get the hint God. Yo Lupe fans it’s been fun and I hope you’ve had fun. I’m officially not releasing anymore music. Albums cancelled.” He also said he was “getting beat up for telling the truth."

Lupe Fiasco, a known supporter of the Palestinians has carried the Palestinian flag at his concerts and condemned Israeli actions in the West Bank and Gaza.

The rapper has also criticized Obama for his pro-Israel stance. In his song, “Words I Never Said,” Fiasco states, “Gaza strip was getting bombed, Obama didn’t say shit/ That's why I ain't vote for him, next one either/ I’m a part of the problem, my problem is I’m peaceful/And I believe in the people.”

Miranda Levingston contributed to this article.

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