Lupe Fiasco Speaks Out Against Violent Lyrics On Twitter — Do You Agree?

Early this week Lupe Fiasco, the always outspoken and often controversial Chicago rapper, kicked off an interesting discussion on Twitter when he tweeted...

 



Early this week Lupe Fiasco, the always outspoken and often controversial Chicago rapper, kicked off an interesting discussion on Twitter when he tweeted this:

He followed up his opinion with a total of 19 tweets supporting why he thinks that violent lyrics, especially in hip hop, damage society. He argues that violent lyrics are encouraging and rewarding people for violence:

Lupe went on to quote a line from Dr. Dre and Eminem's song "Guilty Conscience" which blasts violent, gun-toting hip hop lyrics: "How the hell you gonna tell this man not to be violent? / 'Cause he don't need to go the same route that I went."

The rapper finished his thoughts by owning up to his own violent lyrics tweeting, "I've made violent music. Done violent things. Most my friends are violent. Lived in violent neighbourhoods. Seen violence first hand. A certain point you start to get tired of it. You ask why? why is it like this?"

Do you agree with Lupe Fiasco that violent lyrics promote real-life violence? Tell us your thoughts in the comments.