Lupe Fiasco quits music after accusations of anti-semitism

Rapper had referred to 'dirty Jewish execs' in a recent track

Lupe Fiasco has vowed to quit music after accusations of anti-semitic lyrics featuring in a recent track.

Earlier this week, the Chicago rapper posted a freestyle titled ‘N.E.R.D.’ to Soundcloud (scroll below to hear that). Featuring the instrumental from J Cole’s ‘Everybody Dies’, Fiasco’s track included the lines: “Artists gettin’ robbed for their publishing/By dirty Jewish execs who think that it’s alms from the covenant”.

Following accusations of hate speech, Lupe tweeted: “I get the hint… I’m officially not releasing anymore music. Albums cancelled… Getting beat up for telling the truth is not how I plan on spending the rest of life.”


Responding to criticism from Anti-Defamation League CEO Jonathan Greenblatt, Fiasco said that he “didn’t call them dirty [because] they were Jewish” but because they are “horrible fucking human beings”.

The rapper went on to add: “I’m not an anti-semite… Fix the problem. Don’t condemn the victims you fucking punk”.

See his tweets below.


You can hear Fiasco’s track in question beneath:

Fiasco previously claimed that he was retiring in 2012, but went on to release latest album ‘Tetsuo & Youth’ in 2015. Last year also saw the rapper quit Twitter before returning to the social network.

Earlier this year, Lupe said that he would release three albums in 2016. He later pushed back the release dates due to “clearances and mixing issues”.