A group of Lupe Fiasco's fans are moving forward with their plan to picket outside of Atlantic Records' New York offices to speed up the release of Lupe's Lasers album. An online campaign was started by Lupe fan Richard Barker on July 21, and to date petitiononline.com, the free service through which the petition was launched, counts 28,979 total e-signatures in support of the petition. Two weeks before the petition was launched, Lupe stated via his Twitter account that he had already turned the album in to Atlantic, and acknowledged the fan support.
The "Fiasco Friday" petition calls for supporters to bring picket signs and protest in front of Atlantic Records' headquarters on October 15. Fans outside of New York are encouraged to protest in front of local Atlantic branches as well as spread the word via Twitter, Facebook and other social networking platforms.
After hearing about Fiasco Friday, Lupe is apparently willing to attend as well. Fiasco gave the following response via Twitter, Tuesday morning.
#FiascoFriday huh?!?...well if y'all there...I guess I gotta be there too! Ha! Leggo!
While Atlantic did alert fans that Lasers would still be released after the initial petition on July 24, there have been no responses since.
#Lasers is coming folks!