Rapper Lupe Fiasco announced he will no longer release music after a slew of Twitter users criticized him over a lyric calling out Jewish music executives. The MC shared a new freestyle called “N.E.R.D.” Monday, Dec. 12, before fending off accusations of anti-Semitism for the lyrics, “Artists gettin’ robbed for their publishing/By dirty Jewish execs who think that it’s alms from the covenant.”
After the song’s release, many Twitter users blew up Fiasco’s mentions, detailing why they had issues with the description.
Susan Felicity used history to explain why she had a problem with the lyric:
"Dirty Jews" is old-school European, two thousand year old, fire and brimstone, Christian driven anti-semitism.
Sure, you can say "Nigga, Nigga, Nigga, Nigga...." all day, you can do drive-by scenes murdering other black men in the hood in your music videos, you can call women, bitches all day (hell, women call themselves bitches these days). All the while, Jews themselves, makes billions off of it. However, you'd better not utter one demeaning word towards Jews. Why? because they don't tolerate it, nor do they demean themselves like black people do. It's that simple.
Black folks want and demand respect? Start by respecting ourselves. Stop calling one another Nigga and Bitch. That would be a great start. From there, respect can be demanded like the Jews. However on the flip, yes, they play dirty and jerk artists, but what you ain't gonna do is, call them out!
The rapper announced he was done putting out music, deeming the poor reaction a hint from a higher power. That means the three albums slated for release this year won’t come. However, Pitchfork reported the MC has quit music before, in 2012, but later released another album and an EP in 2015.