Lupe Fiasco x Tim Westwood interview: “The taxes that I pay, I’m paying for bombs…”

Yesterday Lupe Fiasco stopped by the BBC 1Xtra studios for an interview with Tim Westwood, to discuss a range of subjects including his jewelry [which Westwood mocked a few years back], DJing and the reasons behind his album being pushed back by Atlantic Records.

Although it was a generally lighthearted interview, it at one stage turned serious as Lupe explained his reasons for not supporting President Barack Obama and the American foreign policy:

“America’s foreign policy is something that I can’t [support]… ’cause when you vote for that person, you vote for that. You vote for bombs lodged in the sides of schools that say ‘Made in the USA’, you vote for the tear gas canisters that Mubarak’s people were firing into the crowds… you know, American tax dollars paid for that.

“If you look at it like the taxes pay for everything, the taxes that I pay, I’m paying for bombs – Lupe is paying for American bombs so to speak – and I don’t want to represent that…”

Listen: Full Lupe Fiasco x Tim Westwood Interview

What do you guys think… Does Lupe make valid points?

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