Lupe Fiasco slams Robert Mugabe

'Superstar' rapper gets political at Glastonbury

Lupe Fiasco launched a tirade against “tyrannical world leaders” during his set on the Jazz World Stage at Glastonbury today (June 27).

The Chicago hip-hop star, who hit the UK Top Five earlier this year with ‘Superstar’, had some harsh words for the crowd.

He said: “Fuck Robert Mugabe, fuck George Bush, fuck all tyrannical world leaders. Fuck politics, democrats, socialists, the Labour party. Music’s what it’s all about.”

Drawing a large and enthusiastic crowd to the Jazz World Stage, Lupe played a set featuring tracks from both of his albums – ‘The Cool’ and ‘Food & Liquor’ – including ‘Hip-Hop Saved My Life’ and ‘Daydream’.

Before fan favourite ‘Kick, Push’, the rapper gave a shout-out to Glastonbury‘s Saturday night Pyramid Stage headliner Jay-Z.

“I want everyone to go and see my homie Jay-Z tomorrow,” he said.

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