From Chief Keef to enthusiasts of the word “bitch,” rapper Lupe Fiasco has been drawing the ire of an increasing number of industry figures as of late. Now, in a recent report from Hot 93.7, comedian D.L. Hughley took Lu to task over his claim that he’s planning on not voting.
Hughley said that it’s irresponsible of Lupe to promote political apathy, especially with Lupe occupying such a position of influence. He added that Lupe is ignoring some very serious issues in not voting, specifically social security.
“He’s bright as hell, but dumb in the weight of the world,” Hughley said. “Young black men are going to listen to him. They are the ones who have decisions made for them, [decisions] that they are not even involved in, which is silly to me. You can’t go through life and not be a participant, and hope things work out for your benefit. When you vote or not vote, you are saying yes or no.”
He continued “They want to raise the age of social security from 65 to 68…black men die at 67. Lupe Fiasco forgets that he’s going to be an old man when he’s looking for a social security check, and he dies right before he gets it!”