Mobb Deep’s Prodigy Agrees w/Lupe Fiasco on Obama Being Terrorist

Last week during an interview with CBS, rapper Lupe Fiasco made the statement that President Obama is the “biggest terrorist.” Now, Prodigy, one-half of the rap group Mobb Deep, has publicly stated that he shares Lupe’s sentiments.

“I would have to agree with him,” Prodigy said during a Q&A with hiphopdx.com. “Most of these politicians and these government officials… most of them are the real terrorists.”

Prodigy also says that during his recent jail bid, he kept up with politics, including Obama’s presidency. ”I was definitely checking [Obama] out and seeing what he was doing and what he was about,” he says. “But I already knew ahead of time – I’ve been studying all that type of stuff since like 15,16 years old, so… You can’t pull the wool over my eyes. I already know what time it is.

“There’s nothing you can say to confuse me about any of that type of stuff,” he continues. “I know it’s all a game that they’re playing. It’s all a facade.”

Back in March, Prodigy was released from prison after serving a three-year term for criminal possession of a weapon. He recently released  his autobiography, “My Infamous Life,” has three other books in the works, and is in the studio working on a new Mobb Deep album, slated for September.—XXL Staff

  • ALDERMAN J

    These niggas dont know what they talking bout, im gonna explain because this shis is starting to piss me off!!!!

    OBAMA HAS ONLY BEEN IN OFFICE 3 YEARS, NOW I GREW UP SINCE I WAS A KID, (IM 37 NOW) WITH SADAM HUSSEIN, AND MOMAR QADAFI, LITERALLY NOT FIGURATIVELY TERROIZING THE WORLD, NOW THERE ISNT ANYBODY THAT GREW UP LOOKING AT OBAMA LIKE HE IS THE REASON AMERICA IS THE GLOBAL BULLYS, NOW THE BUSH FAMILY THAT IS A WHOLE NOTHER THING, THERE ARE KIDS THAT GREW UP IN THE MIDDLE EAST AND THERE SYMBOL FOR TERROR IS A BUSH BECAUSE OF HOW LONG THEY HELD OFFICE HOW LONG THEY WERE IN POWER, BUT FOR THESE FOOLISH RAPPERS TO SAY THE SHIT THEY SAYING IS SITTING NEXT TO BLASPHEMY!! AINT NO FUCKING WAY ANYBODY THAT IS EDUCATED ABOUT POLITICS AND WORLD AFFAIRS WOULD SAY THIS, THESE NIGGAS DON T KNOW WHAT THE FUCK THEY TALKING BOUT!!!!BOTTOM LINE!!!!

    • thinker

      speakin the truth brutha. these dumb niggas talkin some real ignorant, CONSPIRACY shit. they act like everybody is out to get them or something. LUPE YOU DUMB SHIT! PRODIGY YOU FUCK NIGGA!

      • Karim

        Thinker? More like ‘Idiot’ or ‘Imbecile’…

    • cross

      dumb. if you listen to what they are saying their reason is true. this is what lupe said:
      “For me, I’m trying to fight the terrorism that’s causing the other forms of terrorism. You know, the root cause of terrorists is the stuff the U.S. government allows to happen. The foreign policies that we have in place in different countries that inspire people to become terrorists.”
      After Bin Laden was killed, he tweeted, “Osama Dead!?! Afghan Operation done now??? Now kill poverty, wack schools, and US imperialism…” And on his recent single “Words I Never Said,” Lupe raps, “Gaza strip was getting bombed, Obama didn’t say shit/That’s why I ain’t vote for him, next one either.”

      The last part of that line makes a lot more sense now, because in the same CBS News interview, Lupe went on to say, “I don’t vote. I don’t get involved in politics. Because it’s meaningless, to be honest. First of all, I’m a real big believer if I’m going to vouch for someone, I’m going to stand behind everything they do. If I’m going to say I stand behind this person and write on a piece of paper that says I stand for this person, then I have to take responsibility for everything that he does. Because that’s just how I am as a human being. Politicians aren’t going to do that, because I don’t want you to bomb some village in the middle of nowhere.”

  • clout

    stop whining! everybody got an opinion!

  • fuckyall

    fuck obama.

  • Sha

    On some real ish? I get where Lupe is coming from. What he said is no different than the stuff Public Enemy spit years ago. As a matter of fact Public Enemy, Paris, Ice Cube (who could forget Death Certificate), Rage Against The Machine and N.W.A. all have been saying the same thing. To them and to Lupe, whoever is sitting in that President’s Chair is a terrorist.

    But the thing that makes this so ignorant from Lupe is that he’s reaping all of the benefits of America while whining and failing to intellectualize the drastic changes America has overcome in the last few years.

    Who would have thought we would have a Black President and one of the nicest Emcees would be as White as they come????

    The difference between Lupe and P.E. is that during the time of Chuck D’s revolution, the revolt was sooooo needed. Reganomics damn near destroyed black people. And don’t get me started about the crack epidemic, police brutality, and racism.

    I’m not saying that those same elements don’t exist today. They absolutely do. But that’s like trying to compare racism today with the racism slaves endured. It’s different and it’s more watered down (one might even say better if there is such a thing as “better” racism).

    Lupe is not being smart at all about this. And Prodigy is a whole ass with an ax to grind. Lupe didn’t think about this one.

    If it boils down to defining “Terrorist” then maybe in the Webster’s context, Lupe’s right. But if you lived in Washington DC, New York, or any other area affected when those planes struck, you would tell the people that make Webster’s Dictionary to eat a dick. A terrorist has been clearly defined by Americans living during the Twin-Towers era.

    And THAT, my people, is what makes Lupe’s statement so obscene. ESPECIALLY since this President took Osama Bin Laden out.

    Come on Lupe. You’re smarter than that.

    • HipHop

      Thanks, didn’t expect to see an intelligent comment under this article.

    • cross

      but if u listen to what lupe said you will get what he is saying.
      this is what he said
      “For me, I’m trying to fight the terrorism that’s causing the other forms of terrorism. You know, the root cause of terrorists is the stuff the U.S. government allows to happen. The foreign policies that we have in place in different countries that inspire people to become terrorists.”
      Blame the government for any bombings they cause people to attack.
      it don’t matter if the president is black or not. I’m black but if i see a brother doing the wrong thing then i won’t support.
      what did obama said when he was coming on? he was talking about what bush did he won’t do that but he has done more than that. sending soldiers to fight wars that americans shouldn’t be involved.

    • C’mon Son

      Sha are you really serious right now? You think racism is the biggest problem America is facing right now? C’mon Son. What about warrentless wiretapping? What about unprovoked wars for oil in the Middle East? What about Big Business winning out over the middle class… You know, the shit you all bitched and moaned about when Dubya was in office. Your quiet now cus your president is (half) black huh? You never really listened to PE if you think the fight is over bruh. You mighta heard them, but you werent listening….

      • Sha

        @C’mon Son…..

        First of all, let me start by saying this….. I don’t know you. I don’t know anything about your life. I don’t know about what you listened to. I don’t know if you’re black or if your white. I don’t know if you like Willie Nelson or Willie D. I don’t know shit about you.

        But the same could be said about you and your knowledge of what I know. So let’s keep it respectful.

        Race. It can put nations against one another. It can cause innocents to be killed.

        I only brought up race because your boy “Lupe” obviously has a few issues with it. But my point was to bring up the differences in a “Chuck D Revolution” and a “Lupe Revolution”. It wasn’t to say that this whole thing is about race. It’s not.

        But now that you mention it…..

        There’s race in everything. And this is no different. IF I WERE TO LOOK AT THIS IN A RACIAL CONTEXT, I COULD. Why?

        First, Lupe’s full of shit. He’s going on TV and magazine interviews talking about how corporate america is screwing him. He claimed that he thought about suicide because the execs wouldn’t listen to his creative ideas. On his album it’s all some cross-over radio type stuff. And at the end of the day? He made it. He’s responsible. No one Milli Vanillied him. He could have told those execs to stick that advance up their ass and stepped, if it were about being righteous. But he cashed the check!

        And to top it off….

        I don’t hear any militant stuff on his album. I don’t hear anything about Obama being a terrorist there. Nothing.

        Meanwhile…..

        After his album sales have lost momentum a little….. this dude calls Obama a “terrorist”. Why now?

        Furthermore, Lupe wasn’t poppin’ shit when Bush was in the White House. Why is this all of a sudden some “Black on Black” shit?

        Traditionally speaking, there have always been those to sell out our race. From the days of cotton picking until now. Nevermind that there’s a greater way to teach the youth and inspire educational wealth. Blacks have always sold out blacks. And they always will……

        I’m not branding Lupe a sell-out in the traditional sense. But I damn well could make a brick-strong case that is is, if I had to. Lupe has not demonstrated one logical reason for saying what he said. Furthermore, his album is as chart-friendly i.e. “white-stream America” as it can be. Chuck D never did no shit like that!

        To a certain degree, Obama owes Chuck D and Ice Cube and Paris…. They put revolution front and center! For their people.

        Meanwhile you have Lupe trying to sell records.

        To be clear, this shit isn’t totally about race. It’s class warfare. But it does have racial implications. And it’s definitely about some of our people choosing to degrade and shit on our brothers and sisters just to make a few bucks in corporate America.

        And that’s my point!

  • http://ofromdablockgsny.blogspot.com O. From da Block

    huh!

  • mannyd

    I understand where Lupe and Prodigy are coming from. However my problem with their comments stems from the fact that their angst is displaced. Interest groups and multi-national corporations are the puppet masters pulling all of the governmental strings. Through campaign finance abuses, interest groups and large companies have the most power in influencing legislation and ultimately, foreign policy (Lupe believes that it is U.S. foreign policy that inspires people to become terrorists). It is ironic that driving force behind these powerful companies is the American consumer culture, the very same consumer culture that Lupe depends on for record sales.

    • C’mon Son

      ^This

  • word

    P is so broke he will do anything to stay in the limelight now. SMH

  • Shawty J

    For some reason I’m not surprised that Prodigy feels this way, I am a bit more surprised that he was able to explain his view point a (little bit) better than Lupe, though. I still heavily doubt either of these brothers are going to be giving a thorough explanation of their view points. The reason why people are calling them crazy and having such dramatic reactions to their comments is because they continue to fail to do so.

  • Face Phoenix

    [Reprint of my post in first article] Were the founding fathers not terrorists? The Boston Tea Party was a terrorist act. What makes a terrorist is the one standing up and in power at the end. One man’s terrorist is another man’s patriot. History is decided by the victors of wars. You lose you’re a terrorists aka the bad guys but if you win you’re the heroes, the patriots. In the end these situations are about money and power just as the Civil War had nothing to do with slavery and was all about fears of big government and state’s rights in the 19th century. The war on terrorism is really the war for natural resources and who controls them. Libya, Iraq & Afghanistan are all major oil producing countries that have no ace up their sleeve to threatened the west. Meanwhile Iran and North Korea are countries the west knows not to play with too rough because they have nuclear capabilities or on the road to such. The bottom line is that these policies and politics have been going on for centuries (ex. Crusades, Conquistadors) – it’s the same story The ones in power find excuses to seduce their citizens into the conflicts by acting like these actions are moral decisions when they are all about money – the forever underlying motive. So is Obama a terrorist – yes but, what other nations or world leaders are any less guilty? It’s easy to question the decisions of our leaders but are Lupe and Prodigy upset enough to protest the injustices they see – it doesn’t seem so. It angers me that they act like they don’t also reap the benefits of these actions. If Obama is guilty are we any less?

    • stop being lazy

      You are so misinformed, misguided and uneducated that it’s not even funny. It’s just lazy to believe this stuff. Pick up a book or something. You and people like you are the biggest problem facing the world today.

  • Ralph

    Everyone is entitled to their opinion! One thing I know, and two 4 sho, NONE of the people mentioned in this madness would piss on you if you were on fire! So what does it all mean, get a life!

  • DUB

    You notice he never gave evidence that supported that bullshit he was talkin, all he said was “You can’t fool me” and “I been up on this shit.” Paranoia and ignorance is a bad mix

  • jesse watkins

    MAN FUCK LUPE THAT NIGGA WASN’T SO RIGHTEOUS WHEN HE WAS SELLING ALL THAT DOPE OUT WEST IN CHICAGO.AND THAT NIGGA PRODIGY C’MON SON

  • THE REAL H.N.I.C.

    Dammn.
    Prodigy needs to go back inside.
    That’s a safe place for him to keep acting like a little bitch.
    “He knows everything” about ballet and being Gay.
    Why don’t him and Lupe get a fuckin civil partnership or something.
    Havoc needs to go solo and stop carrying this fool.
    Prodigy Sucks (COCK).

  • http://detroitrap.com FRED

    DAMN FIRST LUP THEN PROG BOUT TIME PEOPLE ATLEAST SPEAK THERE MIND SUM CATS I THINK I AFFRAID TO SAY THINGS CAUSE HES HALF BLACK? AND AFFRAID OF LOSSIN SALES BUT I AGREE NOT WITH EVERYTHING BUT IM NOT FEELIN ALOT OF MOVES BAMA IS MAKIN I DIDNT LIKE MCCAIN BUT DIDNT NO NOTHIN BOUT BAMA AND EVEN WHEN I HEARD BOUT HIS PAST AND WHO HE LOOKED UP TOO SUM OF THEM WERE SUM MESSED UP CATS NOT AMERICAN THINKIN TYPE AND ALSO I LIKE WHAT KRS ONE SAID BOUT OBAMA BACK WHEN HE FIRST GOT IN RIGHT B4 TOO KRS ONE SPOKE SUM TRUTH THE GOVT PLAYIN TRICKY MOVES THEY NO THEY NEEDED BLACK VOTE SO THEY PUT A BLACK FACE ON THERE NEXT PRESIDENT AND EVERYONE WOULD JUST FOLLOW JUST GO TO KRSONE ON BOUT GOVT AND OBAMA WHEN HE FIRST WON 2008 AND 9 HE SPOKE SUM REAL SHIT ALL POLITICS ARE BS TYPE CATS ITS ALL BOUT VOTING FOR WHO AINT THE WORST OF THE DEMS OR REPS LOL BUT MOST PEOPLE DONT NO SHIT BOUT POLITICS OR WHATS REALLY GOIN ON THEY JUST HEAR COUPLE COMERCIAL ADS AND SEE A FACE AND SAY YEAHHHHH YES WE CAN AND VOTE LOL WITHOUT LOOKIN INTO IT MORE OR MANY OTHERS REASONS BUT TRUTH BE TOLD MOST PEOPLE JUST THINK REPS OR DEMS ITS ONE SIDED THEY DONT LOOK AT THE MAN THEY JUST VOTE WEATHER WHAT MAMMA SAYS OR DAD ITS FUNNY CAUSE SUM REPS ARENT WHAT THEY SAY THEY STAND FOR AND SUM DEMS REALLY ARENT FOR PEOPLE I JUST DONT TRUST EM ALL BUT OBAMA IS MAKIN CRAZY CHOICES LIKE LIBYA IF BUSH DID IT EVERYHONE WOULE BEEN ON HIS ASS U DAMN WELL NO THAT AND I HATE BUSH SO NOT STICKIN UP JUST BEIN REAL BOUT IT I DONT TRUST POLICTIONS BUT ALOT OF RAPPERS ARE STARTIN TO COME OUT WOOD WORKS TALKIN BAD BOUT OBAMA CAUSE HES NOT DOIN NOTHIN BUT MAKIN IT WORSE IN LONG RUN FOR US HES HAD MOST DEPT IN SHORT TIME THEN ANY OTHER PRESIDENT AND THATS TRUTH LOOK IT UP BORROW AINT ANSWER U GOT TO PAY BACK ONE DAY AND WE WERE ALREADY SOOOOO IN DEDT THEN SO HELLO LOL IT JUST MAKES SENSE BUT JUST CAUSE THE GOVT PUT A BLACK FACE ON IT DONT BELIEVE DONT FALL FOR IT AND VOTE LOL THERS LOT OF OTHER BLACK DUDES TO VOTE FOR BUT I COULD GO ON AND ON BUT ILL JUST SIT BACK AND SEE WHAT HAPPENS IF IT KEEPS GETTIN WORSE AND NO BACK BEHIND WHAT HE SAID HE WAS GONNA DO HE AINT DID SHIT SO FAR LOLWELL BLACK PEOPLE LETS WAKE UP TELL OBAMA WHAT HE NEEDS TO DO BEFORE ITS TOO LATE JUST GO YOUTUBE CHECK OUT KRS ONE BOUT GOVT AND OBAMA YRS BACK ITS ON SUM REAL SHIT BUT SUM IDK SHIT AND THAT DUDE BEEN THRU ALOT

  • http://detroitrap.com Scotty G

    yeah fuck govt i dont vote doesnt matter what we do f bush and f obama he just gettin us worse in dept i voted for him and so far im worried that i did wrong thing hope i made right choice and im wrong

  • http://detroitrap.com Bruno

    i love mobb deep and P
    let him speak his mind this america i voted obama too but not gonna lie im feelin we were tricked too to get our black vote
    f bush but im glad i wasnet in office when he was must of been hard everyone hating u lol 911 and all dat shit f idk but obama is true he hasnet done anything much yet that he said he was gonna do back when he was running but im hang in there lil longer see if he pulls thru but krs one is thruth i didnt no he didnt like obama or thought it was bs?