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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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cyanide's picture

@MILESA11 - If you look at every event on house of blues site, it says nothing about any artist performing...its a given. You go to HOB to see artist perform, you go to the club to party. Duh. Plus the official press release states he was to perform at 9PM.
Milesa11's picture

It calls it a "Celebration" not a concert
Milesa11's picture

If you go look on the house of Blues website it says nothing about him performing.
jlaz93's picture

Thanks for the explanation, but i dont know how much that works for me. I feel like i was cheated out of 70 dollars. You pay people to make sure stuff like this doesn't happen. I have seen you 4 times now, i am always very excited when i see you are coming to chicago, and ever time it is a great concert. The whole time waiting i was just telling my girlfriend lupe will make up for being late he'll apologize and put on a great show. You did put on a great show but it was only 30 min and you didnt apologize for being late. There was some chaos in the crowd because we all wanted to see you. I understand that you were mislead too but this should not have happened. The house of blues website says lupe fiasco fake shore drive made it seem like it was a lupe show, even the openers said they wanted to see you. I feel like i was stabbed in the back by you. Thanks for explaining, but if you read this i still am not satisfied. After this i feel liek u lost ur own message of superstar because showing up to a concert 3 hours late after not making any attempt to clear things up on ur website or anything and not apologizing makes it seem like you dont care about your fans. PEACE AND MUCH LOVE TO YA Joel
Nolij's picture

I was with you on the elevator the next morning at the hotel. I could tell you wasn't in a good mood that's why I didn't both you with pictures and stuff, no matter how bad I wanted. You're my favorite person in entertainment I always wished for a chance to meet you because I value your insight. So I got my wish but didn't want to bother you and I been trying to find the meaning of that meeting. Stay up and continue doing you because we need more like you. look forward to meeting you in person again some day.
cyanide's picture

@Drequin - because artists lie? Notice how when he came out on stage he didn't explain on the spot - his reps probably told him to keep quiet until they thought up a decent story. That tweet you are talking about was for his Charity event that was 2 weeks ago! That was not a show, it was never advertised as one, and it was a "red carpet" event. Everyone knew that. This on the other hand was advertised as a concert and VIP meet n greet. Obviously someone dropped the ball on communications but to say he was never suppose to be there? Then why the hell you in Chicago to begin with?? Why ignore all those tweets saying "i can't wait to see lupe tonight" and all those press releases. Is Lupe and his crew that blind?? I still love the music and want to see his shows but you honestly can't expect fans to take this lightly, they paid good money for a show, that is what they should have got.
xfactor's picture

Thanks for the explanation
Drequin's picture

Most artists wouldn't even bother to give an explanation, but Lupe posted this on twitter and facebook just to get the word out. So I don't see how people can accuse him of lying or what not...especially because I remember him tweeting prior to the event that it was not a concert. But ight people are just gonna be ignorant about it and expect a human being to be perfect. LASERS all day much love to ya Mr. Fiasco
cyanide's picture

http://www.fakeshoredrive.com/2011/03/lupes-lasers-celebration-sold-out-fans-still-have-chance-to-win-tix.html ^^Press release. If you are saying some random Promotions crew made all this up for a profit then someone should be getting sued since it clearly says Lupe would be there for meet n greets "Prior to Lupe hitting the stage guest will be treated to opening acts In-Zo, Nakia, Melody Angel and Cap D." and if people can release all this info and get away with it without you knowing yet all of Chicago knows! then wow. Just wow. Not buying this story.
KeralaMC's picture

Hmm...Lupe, I saw you when you came to Chicago at FYE to sign CDs. That was an amazing event in the case that you talked to every single one of your fans, yet it sucked we couldn't take a picture with you, "A picture is worth a THOUSAND words". Its almost as though that picture would have been the "Words you never said" : ) just needed to say that lol. But in all honestly, bottom line is that you can't keep letting people run all over you Lupe. Atlantic Records has, what I feel, limited your true-self. No matter what happens I'll keep listening to your music, but earlier today I was listening to your older music and wow...I felt as though this line from "Streets on Fire" pretty much sums your situation and I really doubt you want it to be like this. "And every freedom denied Every dream is designed and broadcasted From the masters to the masses From the antennas on top of the shrine" So I just want to say, don't let people tell you what to write, sing, rap or anything in your life. You've come this far for a reason and don't let us regret it because your becomming what the "masters" think the "masses" want. Us coming this far with you...proves that YOU know what the "masses" want. So kick, push and coasttttttt : )
Orteezy's picture

Lu just want to add that I think your album signing was jacked up as well.. Most of your fans purchased your album on the day it was released, FYE required a whole new purchase to recieve a color coded wrist band just to get an autograph from you... My 3 year old LOVES your music so my husband and I along with many more fans waited out in the cold without a guaranteed chance to see you. And of course my son didn't get to see "Looo Fiasco", it was disappointing, nonetheless we're still fans!
FATboyFAME's picture

Lu you the only artist who HONESTLY cares abt ya fans. We live u man #FnF^^ Top 5 alive n u only got 3 out
YogaFlame_2's picture

I am sorry to hear , some of the opening acts were really good ,but people were just booing. Then I think everyone just got restless and in the end wanted a explanation at the end of the day. You just mentioned real concert coming in 2 months. I am hoping that is not summerbash and is your own event at the house of blues or something. Not going to lie I paid extra to skip the line so I could be right in front so I guess I will try again. For the 30 minutes you were up you killed it ,but yeah overall everyone expected a concert and I know you will make up for this. Have a good tour Chicago still loves you
Gq's picture

What a lame excuses..." oh I ran out of gass",Dude that is so lame your mom would slap U on the head for dat..lol
dlblacks's picture

Lupe, my opinion of you hasnt changed, still an epic lyricist and a class-act kinda guy. the man is human people, he cant teleport from venue to venue, he has to rely on public transportation as well. cut the guy some slackkk. much love man, id happily wait 12 hours to see a LASERS show
Chelsea'Padma'Davies's picture

Dont worry Lup...ur real fans understand and love you back :)

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