400 years of “institutionalized agony and destruction” have taken their toll on Lupe Fiasco. Why, with only one lousy Grammy to his name, how — how?! — will he ever heal enough to feel comfortable voting in America?

Earlier this week, D.L. Hughley called out the left-wing rapper for refusing to help get out the vote for President Obama. While Fiasco has been extremely critical of Obama, he’s far from a Mitt Romney supporter. He made it clear he has no intention of voting for either candidate. It’s the entire system he refuses to participate in (because, you know, Kochtopus or something).

https://twitter.com/LupeFiasco/status/247791555614760960

https://twitter.com/LupeFiasco/status/247792069505077248

https://twitter.com/LupeFiasco/status/247792813465538560

Oops. Guess the Left’s mission to demonize corporations and get young people to distrust the political system worked on Lupe!

https://twitter.com/LupeFiasco/status/247793476136222720

Enter CNN’s Roland Martin, who took it upon himself to sanctimoniously lecture his “bruh” Fiasco on why his vote matters.

Martin was done, but Fiasco was just getting started. He hit back at the whole “Lupe Dumb Cuz He Don’t Vote” crowd, including all the “uppity black niggas hiding behind your political correctness.”

https://twitter.com/LupeFiasco/status/248637964484218880

https://twitter.com/LupeFiasco/status/248639039815704576

https://twitter.com/LupeFiasco/status/248640721937133568

https://twitter.com/LupeFiasco/status/248641476085547009

Riiiight. Martin Luther King Jr. would be humiliated by “uppity” black Americans exercising the right to vote. And not by Fiasco calling them “uppity black niggas.”

https://twitter.com/LupeFiasco/status/248642088852402176

https://twitter.com/LupeFiasco/status/248642401680367616

https://twitter.com/LupeFiasco/status/248643889450344448

So, if we have this right, in protest of a country that once enslaved black people, he’s going to … not bother voting. At all.

https://twitter.com/LupeFiasco/status/248644635889631232

https://twitter.com/LupeFiasco/status/248645537253953537

https://twitter.com/LupeFiasco/status/248655647774756864

His elders, of course, being ever so wise students of history like Howard Zinn.

https://twitter.com/LupeFiasco/status/248675763254079488

Maybe Martin just wants to heal his wounds?

  • Smart Grunt

    At least he knows that private charity does a better job of feeding the homeless and hungry than the government does.

  • http://www.facebook.com/rafael.penariosribero Rafael Eduardo Peña-Rios Riber

    oh look, the people who claim to respect everyones opinion and dont try to change them… are trying to change his opinion by force!

    from the same people that claim that only religion does that
    and lupe, you’ll be dead by natural causes before healing

  • https://twitter.com/AlessaRosewater Maria

    Does anyone have a translator? Those Tweets seem to have been written in another language–or else they were written by someone who suffers from Illiteracy.

  • J.N. Ashby

    Because killing in the name of God is better, guys! I mean, am I right or am I right?

    • Derelictus

      To what are you referring?

      • J.N. Ashby

        “For a system and a government that kills and steals all over the fucking
        world with impunity and heartlessness for sake of what???…Not even in the name of GOD, in the name of corporate profit!! i aint voting 4 dat shit.”

  • vino veritas

    I think his problem is he just cant figure out how. Maybe its because of all that
    institutionalized agony 400 years before he was born or, more likely, its that he’ll be too busy polishing his gold teeth that day to learn. Whoops.. learning is also probably too much to expect.

    • Zahir Kijani

      Gold teeth lmao certainly you have no idea who Lupe Fiasco is. Look him up and sit for an hour just an hour and listen to his music and make that “Gold Teeth” statement again with a straight face. Here’s a song for you too “Conflict Diamonds” listen to it just once ok?

    • Zahir Kijani

      Gold teeth lmao certainly you have no idea who Lupe Fiasco is. Look him up and sit for an hour just an hour and listen to his music and make that “Gold Teeth” statement again with a straight face. Here’s a song for you too “Conflict Diamonds” listen to it just once ok?

  • michael s

    isnt he entitled to his opinion?

    • Derelictus

      Is your comment directed at Twitchy or the Roland whoever guy who was arguing with Fiasco?

  • looook

    that was hilarious

  • Nellydemartini

    I think lupe had a valid point. They don’t just want him to vote. They want him to vote for dear leader. If he as announced he was voting for Romney they would be berating him for being an uncle Tom.

  • http://twitter.com/thetugboatphil TugboatPhil

    From DL Hughley’s tweet: I always thought hip hop was voice of voiceless.

    And all this time I thought it was the voice of cop killers and misogynists.

  • http://twitter.com/thetugboatphil TugboatPhil

    From DL Hughley’s tweet: I always thought hip hop was voice of voiceless.

    And all this time I thought it was the voice of cop killers and misogynists.

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sHY_xOj2M_g PistolsForPandas

    Let me heal from the wounds of 400 years of institutionalized agony and destruction first

    Yeah, I’m pretty pissed about the welfare state destroying the black family and the teacher’s unions keeping black kids uneducated too.

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sHY_xOj2M_g PistolsForPandas

    Let me heal from the wounds of 400 years of institutionalized agony and destruction first

    Yeah, I’m pretty pissed about the welfare state destroying the black family and the teacher’s unions keeping black kids uneducated too.

  • TomJB

    Love Lupe’s saying how people who try to “get out the vote” are really more interested in getting out the vote for a particular candidate, followed by Roland Martin proving his point.