*Lupe Fiasco sparred with Fox News Channel’s Bill O’Reilly and condemned the military actions of President Obama — whom he once again called a “terrorist” — in an appearance on “The O’Reilly Factor” that aired yesterday (June 20).
Fiasco, whose third album “Lasers” topped the Billboard 200 in March, first referred to Obama as a terrorist on CBS’ “What’s Trending” earlier this month.
After O’Reilly showed a clip from Fiasco’s track “Words I Never Said” — in which he raps, “I really think the war on terror is a bunch of bullsh*t/Just a poor excuse for you to use up all your bullets” — Fiasco reiterated that the actions of President Obama, along with every U.S. president, has supported a terroristic agenda through foreign policy.
“If you’re gonna fight terrorism, true terrorism, weaponized fear … to me, you fight the root causes of terrorism,” the rapper said.
He then told O’Reilly that he supported the killing of Osama bin Laden, but did not support the invasion of Afghanistan following 9/11. O’Reilly replied, “You are oversimplifying and bringing a message to people — younger people, I pointed out, who admire you — that is a message that is not true.”
Watch the interview in its entirety below.