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Georgia State’s “Fiasco” celebrity appearance

 

 

Today on the eleventh floor meeting room of the J. Mack Robinson College of Business, certain members of the media awaited the arrival of rap-conscious pioneer Lupe Fiasco. His latest album, “Food & Liquor II: The Great American Rap Album Pt. 1, would be the main topic of discussion.

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What was supposed to be a relatively private event unsurprisingly turned into a circus. Rumors were already running rampant; the word somehow got out to Georgia State students that Fiasco would be making an appearance just blocks from campus.

Members of the media were in a separate room, confused as to whether or not they would be able to speak with Fiasco. While feelings of general confusion and growing impatience continued to mount in one room, the real chaos seemed to be taking place on the other side of the wall.

As the small meeting room became more crowded with fans, more police officers and fire Marshall’s followed suit. It didn’t look like there were any security guards securing the entrance to the room or the elevators. Even the people on Fiasco’s promotion team looked unsure and anxious. Tensions were high as an unknown officer yelled,

“Only 27 people are allowed in this room!” an unknown officer yelled. Some time later, another unknown officer shouted instruction.

“Only 70 people are allowed in this room!” he said.

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The members of the media remained in the room, growing more restless as time elapsed. There was a general consensus amongst the selected media members: they wanted to see and interview Lupe Fiasco. They wanted to complete the tasks they were assigned and escape the madness unfolding behind the walls that separated them from the fans.

Unfortunately, the appearance wasn’t meant to be as another unknown voice angrily announced disappointing information one final time.

“I’m the fire Marshall, and this event is shut down! Lupe is not coming anymore! Everybody out!”

The members of different media organizations lingered a bit longer; someone from Fiasco’s camp told them that Fiasco was still going to talk with them, if only briefly. The same woman from Fiasco’s camp, who seemed extremely upset herself, announced that Fiasco would no longer be coming to the eleventh floor. He was on his way to a local studio, and only a select few media members from each organization were allowed to attend. Exasperated, everyone packed their bags, said their goodbyes and exited the building. While the actual reasons for Lupe Fiasco’s appearance are currently shrouded in rumors, it’s safe to say that everybody – fans, media, stragglers and whomever else – was left disappointed and frustrated by the unorganized chain of events.