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    March 28, 2011

    To be clear to everyone that attended the House Of Blues Laser release thing in Chicago. It was NEVER supposed to be a show... The promoters didn't stress to the public the fact that it was supposed to just be a party.

    I had NO hand in organizing the event. Nor did my team. I don't even know who the other performers were until the night before the event.

    As far as me being late I literally drove about 6 hours to get there and I ran out of gas around Springfield!!!! Shout to AAA 4 the save!!! But anyways my name was on it so I'll take the "L" and rest assured that it will NEVER EVER happen again.

    I love my fans. I'm sorry u guys had to go thru some BS. Again me and my crew had NOTHING to do w/ how the event was ran or organized. Also all the money for the event from my side is and always was going to be donated to charity so atleast for me it was a free event.

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Lupe Fiasco's picture
on March 28, 2011

To be clear to everyone that attended the House Of Blues Laser release thing in Chicago. It was NEVER supposed to be a show... The promoters didn't stress to the public the fact that it was supposed to just be a party.

I had NO hand in organizing the event. Nor did my team. I don't even know who the other performers were until the night before the event.

As far as me being late I literally drove about 6 hours to get there and I ran out of gas around Springfield!!!! Shout to AAA 4 the save!!! But anyways my name was on it so I'll take the "L" and rest assured that it will NEVER EVER happen again.

I love my fans. I'm sorry u guys had to go thru some BS. Again me and my crew had NOTHING to do w/ how the event was ran or organized. Also all the money for the event from my side is and always was going to be donated to charity so atleast for me it was a free event.

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Carolyn Futrell's picture

Thats's really big of you to take resposibility for something you had no control over. That mean alot to the people of Chicago!!! Keep up the good work. carolyn
Mrs. Fiasco's picture

i love u lupe ur so inspirational and i love listening to your music!!! and u fine so lets cut this short u need to come to SAN DIEGO CALI and come see ur biggest fan
boomboom988's picture

Lupe you inspired me to write this... "Underwarter Vison" Things r getting so blurry feel like i got underwater vision, Searching for the surface but all i c is these fishes, Keeping me under this water is their only mission, So I'm beyond the position of thoughts, hopes, & wishes, There in the water with my blurry vision, i have a premonition, focus on the prize and my intuition, without a moments notice... huh clear vision. Let me know what y'all think... "stay floating" mb
cyanide's picture

@ladypangea It's only been a few days since the show and people just finally started getting refunds so the storm is dying down. You would not be baffled if you were THERE. Complaining about the complaining only means more complaining.
LadyPangea's picture

@Cyanide it doesn't matter if I am within a five mile radius, all I'm saying is how long is it going to take before this is let go? I'm all for venting, but damn for how long? TWhat else can he do? I'm baffled at how a simple misunderstanding cause those fans to be on some "f*ck you Lupe".
Lonewriter's picture

I wish some of you people would stop complaining. I mean damn if a missed appearance here or a bad song there is all that it takes for you to fall out of favor with Lupe, then you were never a true grassroots Lupe fan to begin with. At least he apologized for it... some artists don't even do that and steadily make excuses and shit. That's bullshit in my opinion. Personally, I feel that nothing about Lupe is bullshit. What you see is what you get and what you hear is the truth. "The truth stings like Mohammed Ali." It sure does.
cyanide's picture

@LadyPangea and everyone else not even within a 5 mile radius of the place, stfu. You weren't there, you don't even know. People need to vent, let them.
Michael Rananyas's picture

Lupe, i still Love you... and "911 building 7 did they really pull it" shall forever be etched in my brain as a revolutionary song among bullshit... but dude, there was so much hype about this show--the PROMOTERS were calling us 21-year-olds, telling us that we might meet you at the after party. And then the fuckers kicked us outta the party after about an hour of paying for over-priced drinks. You're my favorite artist out there, but i'm with the skeptics this time. You could have told us to our faces or made sure we were taken care of or given us a few more songs or something. i see no explanation above on why you ducked out after 32 minutes of play. Like i said, i still Love you brother... but c'mon. You should track down everyone who felt like they weren't treated right and make it up to them. "See you at the real show..." i don't have money for the real show brotha. All my $$$ was spent that night.
Xeniyah's picture

You people are crazy...do you not know what the music industry is capable of. I believe wholeheartedly that somethin went down. Lupe isn't the type of person to do somethin like that and then just sittin at home chillin. No matter what as Lasers we should be able to understand each other better than just anybody. That concert wasn't for you, somebody coulda been ready to snipe him for all you know, you never know so let it go Chicago's his hometown he'll be back numerous times just wait a little longer.
LadyPangea's picture

Im a very calm and rationale person, BUT COME THE F**K ON. This comment is directed toward all the "Lasers" who just refuse to get off the soap box. FIRST, they were all pissed because Lupe didn't acknowledge nor apologize for what happened at the HOB. THEN, when he does, he's lying, or should have done it sooner. Nor is the refund enough. NOW, the press has the audacity to hit him where it hurts and accuse him of not caring for his fans? GTFOH "My heart's been broke for awhile, Yours been the one keeping me alive" He's still apologizing on twitter, you can tell he's hurt by this! I hope he doesn't end up doing anything crazy, because that would be tragic.
cyanide's picture

"the audience aint fazed, n they aint gon clap, n they aint gon praise, they want everythin back that they paid, cuz they been waitin since 10 to see the lights get dim.." hahah, word on the street is if you call livenation they will give you a refund but you only have until April 1st. All good.
keepyaheadupnhope's picture

it wasnts lupes fault maybe other forces were stoping him you never know what can happen or what was intended to happen. the point is he didnt know that all this miscommunication (intended or unintended) was going on. the point is, he drove drove just to make that appearence for chicago. so what what about the money it comes and goes but as for lasers the show goes on..
cyanide's picture

Have you ever had the feelin' that you was bein' had? Don't that shit there make you mad? but the show goes on! Sort of. hahah. had to. ♥
michaelruby's picture

Lupe, I've always been a fan of everything you do and always supported you. But, this time you need to take some blame here. If you saw how it was being promoted, why would you assume the fans would know that it's just a "party"? Fans paid 5x the ticket price just to see you!!!! Maybe you should have looked into how it was being promoted. Or at least put out a statement letting us know that it wasn't a concert. As for being late. That's on you and your crew. No excuse for not having gas. Seriously? Shit happens, but don't use it as an excuse. You are still the best artist there is and I will never knock your skills or your message. Just don't ever take your fans for granted......
cyanide's picture

@mizChartreuse If you pay for something, you expect to get it. When you buy a big mac and pull up to the next window you don't wait 4 hours and get a cold burger. Get it? hahah Yeah, he's human but guess what? It's his job. If i show up late to my job, half ass it, and go home - there's no "i'm sorry"- it's more like i get fired. lol I accept his apology but that's because I didn't pay to get in so it was just wasted time.
mizChartreuse's picture

Some of these fans are insane. If YOU choose to drive for hours, stand in the cold, and pay exorbitant amounts of money just for a brush with fame, you probably deserve whatever the fuck happens. THAT WAS YOUR CHOICE. How are you gonna blame an outside force for ruining what YOU created as some sort of fantasy night? Shit happens. Learn to fucking deal with it and be glad you're even experiencing the privilege of seeing art happen. Own your choices. Lupe is a human being at the end of the day. We're all allowed to have some days worse than others, and just because he is a high profile person doesn't mean he needs to cater to your every fucking need. Be glad that he's even producing music and entertainment for you, and STFU. Love. We all know what L's capable of. Plain and simple.
cyanide's picture

@MYSTIC if you paid $40-$100 for a show and got nothing, you wouldn't complain? Get real. If not hand me your hard earned money for free, I'll gladly take it and present you a show never. There wouldn't be any negativity if things ran smoothly or they corrected the situation instead of pretending it never happened. I still love the music but come on, no one wants BS.
MysticVirgo's picture

@Marvel....I completely agree. D@mn, all of the complaining from Lu's fans as of late has gotten annoying. Stop actng like entitled brats. Jesus, people make mistakes! All of the b*tching has gotten old. Omg he didn't touch my hand..blah...blah...blah. STFU already. How about taking that energy and doing something positive with it. Go and volunteer or someting...there are more important things to be REALLY upset about other than HOB concert. Hell, I wouldn't wanna be an artist if I had to deal with such negativity
cyanide's picture

Yeah he did tweet it so he knew about it.......... https://twitter.com/#!/LupeFiasco/status/46400988994748417 dont buy this story a bit, i feel like if you gonna be late explain on the spot and makeup for it.
Patrock17's picture

This apology means nothing, you should have addressed us at the HOB instead of over the internet!!! You had to have heard everyone yelling out WTF or Bullshit after you hurried through your songs and then just left. I have been to 2 of your shows and I don't know who the hell came out on stage that night, it sure as hell wasn't Lupe Fiasco that performed in Peoria or at North Coast. And you were on Ramadan during North Coast. You could have used these social networking sites to reach out to your fans before the show to let them know what was going on. The only reason I knew about the show was because you posted it on your Twitter account!!! ??? I can't even listen to your music anymore without getting pissed off at what you put the fans through!! A girl fainted in the crowd because it was so hot and cramped, and all we got was a couple of half assed songs and a narcissistic grin at the end!! Your fans don't care if it was a free event for you since you donated the proceeds. It's not about the money, it's about the fact that we went to see someone that we all believed in and truly respected, and we got slapped in the face! As stated earlier, an apology at the HOB was required! I drove 3 hours, stood in the cold for 2 hours, and waited 4 more hours at the HOB to see bullshit!
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Positive Balances's picture

keeping it real LU... You gotta give the world some crazy concerts, were waiting for you in TORONTO!! Respect on the explanation.
peacetothepeople's picture

all that show was about was making the quick dollar on some loyal fans, and of course all the people at the house of blues AS well as lupe himself gaineed from that expierence. I refuse to buy lasers now because it seems as if lupe cheated his own people, do you think somebody who really "believed in the people" would doop his audience in the way that he did to a "cd release party".
peacetothepeople's picture

if it wasn't your people, than don't attach your name to it. some "hometown" show....no love...you didn't even touch any of our hands at the show....lost a lot of respect for you, probably will never go to one of lupe's shows again.
Marvel-FnF's picture

OMG ALL OF YOU people STFU the man is not perfect, everyone makes mistakes, and if so then w.e. he does more for everyone than any other rapper do so stop with the b*tching...... a bunch of moaning ass n*ggaz and chicks.
Santana's picture

Even though my legs were killing me when I was waiting for Lupe. I still was satisfied seeing him perform:) I knew eventually there had to be a logical explanation for being late. Your forgiven:D
cyanide's picture

Few months for B96 summerbash, KissFM concert or is he going to do his own show??
the_cool_tyguy's picture

im saying right now lupe fiasco will be at lollapalooza. i cant wait.
xfactor's picture

What was he talking about when he said "see you in a few months for the real concert"?? theres nothing listed on the Tour page....I wanted to see him last Halloween but he cancelled the show because he said he had something big planned for Chicago when Lasers dropped.....forreal that 30 min show was a tease, I need to see a real Lupe show!!!!!

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