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Lupe Fiasco Argues on 'O'Reilly Factor,' Defends Calling Obama a 'Terrorist'
Lupe Fiasco butted heads with Bill O'Reilly and condemned the military actions of President Obama -- whom he once again called a "terrorist" -- in an appearance on "The O'Reilly Factor" that aired on Monday (June 20).
After the Fox News host showed a clip from Fiasco's track "Words I Never Said" -- in which he raps, "I really think the war on terror is a bunch of bullshit/Just a poor excuse for you to use up all your bullets" -- Fiasco reiterated that the actions of President Obama, along with every U.S. president, has supported a terroristic agenda through foreign policy. "If you're gonna fight terrorism, true terrorism, weaponized fear ... to me, you fight the root causes of terrorism," he said.
The rapper then told O'Reilly that he supported the killing of Osama bin Laden, but did not support the invasion of Afghanistan following 9/11. O'Reilly replied, "You are oversimplifying and bringing a message to people -- younger people, I pointed out, who admire you -- that is a message that is not true."
Fiasco, whose third album "Lasers" topped the Billboard 200 in March, first referred to Obama as a terrorist on CBS' "What's Trending" earlier this month. Afterward, he told Billboard.com, "You have educate the masses to exactly what their tax dollars are going to pay for ... I think once people educate themselves and open up their minds to understand that on that really basic level, then you'll have some type of change in the way that Americans associate themselves and participate in their own political process."