Rapper-turned-businessman says his new job will "add value to the world"
Lupe Fiasco has revealed he’s taken on a new full-time job as creative director of a healthy living app.
The rapper has taken on the role at Higi, a new health and wellbeing app designed to calculate how healthy a user’s lifestyle is, taking into account figures such as diet, blood pressure and weight before giving advice on how to lose weight.
Though he has not retired from music, Lupe Fiasco admitted he was working on this role full time. “This is like my normal job,” he told Billboard. “I’m still doing the rapper thing, but I got a legit 9 to 5 now… The dope part about this, other than just being creative director, is adding value to this company because it adds value to the world.”
Earlier this year Lupe Fiasco was removed from the stage for making anti-Obama comments during a performance for the US Presidential inauguration celebrations.
Reports claim Fiasco told the audience at Hamilton Live in US capital Washington DC that he did not vote for Barack Obama in the November 2012 election, and proceeded to perform a half-hour anti-war song. When he refused to move on to the next song, a team of security guards came onstage and told him to go. Lupe Fiasco is from Chicago, where Obama served as a senator before he became president. Lupe Fiasco released his last album ‘Food & Liquor II: The Great American Rap Album Pt 1’ in August 2012.