On September 5 of 2012, Lupe went on a Twitter rant about fellow Chicago rapper Chief Keef, saying, "i have spoken peace only 2 receive vitriol and malice in return." He went on to explain, "i see no comfort further along this path only more pain. I cannot participate any longer in this." He released Food & Liquor II: The Great American Rap Album Pt. 1 just 20 days later.
“Israel, don’t take my side ‘cause look how far you’ve pushed them,” Fiasco spits on "Words I Never Said." As an unreserved supporter of Palestine, Lupe has run down Israel many times. Yeah...touchy subject. Nothing else to say, man.
“I refuse to do that,” Fiasco said back in 2010 in reference to the 360 deal he refused to sign with his label Atlantic Records. He attributed his refusal to agree to the deal as the reason why his third LP Lasers got pushed back so many times. What did you expect from a record company? Loyalty?
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In the same interview that included his criticism of Chainz, Lupe was asked who he would, hypothetically, band together with to be more successful. His response was “none of them.” So, he was never a part of CRS (Child Rebel Soldier) with Kanye West and Pharrell or tweeted about a potential hip-hop collective named the All City Chess Club, which included himself, Asher Roth, B.o.B, The Cool Kids, Charles Hamilton, Blu, Diggy, J. Cole and Wale? None of that ever happened?
During an interview with Complex.com, Lupe Fiasco stated, "One thing I try to stress about this project is, I love and hate this album. I listen to it and I’ll like some of the songs. But when I think about what it took to actually get the record together and everything that I went through on this record—which is something I can’t separate—I hate this album." Aight, this is just sad. An artist not being allowed to push forth with his own music. Lupe definitely should've listened to some 'Tribe cause he would've known, "Industry rule number 4080, record company people are shady."