Fiasco talked about the war on terrorism in the song — facing much backlash after calling President Obama a terrorist.
Fiasco dished to Katie Couric at Yahoo about criticizing President Obama as well as his faith.
“I had people threaten me,” he said regarding his comment about President Obama on “Word I Never Said.”
Back in 2011, Fiasco also spoke on his criticism of the president and the backlash.
“To put it into context, I was asked about a song I did called ‘Words I Never Said,’ which addresses the war on terrorism,” Lupe said in 2011. “So the statement that I made, which was ‘I believe that the biggest terrorist is Obama and the United States of America and its foreign policy,’ that was what the whole context of everything was. And there’s really just an expression of me trying to understand, critically, the society.”
Although Fiasco explained and stood by his comments, he admitted religion allows him to make mistakes yet have faith, which can be challenging as a rapper.
“We’re human,” Fiasco said when asked about being Muslim. “We have faults. We make mistakes. That’s what religion is for, to help you correct your mistakes.”
Watch the interview below: