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Tyler, the Creator Says ‘We Didn’t Protect’ Lupe Fiasco, Chicago Rapper Responds


Lupe Fiasco is one of rap’s most intriguing characters. Throughout his career, he’s been able to create and assist on pop smashes like “The Show Goes On,” as well as create albums that hip-hop purists consider classics. Despite, this, Lupe lives a semi-hermit lifestyle, only popping out to prove he’s still lightyears ahead of the competition lyrically.


On Thursday, Lupe made it clear he willfully chose this lifestyle and he’s thriving in it. 


Tyler The Creator has been claiming for years that the music industry and rap fans didn’t support Lupe’s artistry as well as they should have. He reignited this cause this week with an attention-grabbing tweet, saying, “we didn’t protect lupe mannnn.”


we didnt protect lupe mannnn

— Tyler, The Creator (@tylerthecreator) September 16, 2021


Tyler’s tweet slid across Lupe’s timeline, leading Fiasco to playfully explain he wasn’t forced into this way of life. 

“I’m still here fam lol,” Lupe responded. “I’m happy. Family good. Life is awesome. Make my little money doing shows to Fund my lil side hustles. Joined the Illuminati. Pornography is better than it’s ever been. Chill case looking promising. Lawsuits settled. Booty muscles looking 25 again. Solid.”


I’m still here fam lol😊…I’m happy. Family good. Life is awesome. Make my little money doing shows to Fund my lil side hustles. Joined the Illuminati. Pornography is better than it’s ever been. Chill case looking promising. Lawsuits settled. Booty muscles looking 25 again.


Solid https://t.co/0Oh5fLlXWb

 TAPE TAPE & HOUSE EP NOW PLAYING (@LupeFiasco) September 16, 2021


Tyler’s cause was revitalized when Lupe decided to destroy Drake’s “Champagne Poetry” instrumental in honor of Drizzy’s chart-topping Certified Lover Boy album.