Lupe Fiasco recently called out a fan named Pat Rooney who sent him a direct message on Instagram criticizing the way he interacts (or doesn’t interact) with his fanbase.
The Chicago-bred MC shared the message to his account on Monday (May 26) which read, “Damn man. We the fans make u rich and u don’t even have the decency to acknowledge us. That’s so wrong man. Ur doing it wrong.”
Lupe wrote in the caption, “Acknowledgment.”
But that was only the beginning. Hours later, Lupe returned with an entire song dedicated to Rooney called “Pat On The Back.” The track flips Eminem’s massive 2000 hit “Stan,” which is about an obsessed fan who ultimately dies in a drunk driving accident.
“I mean Pat, I think you gotta understand,” he raps. “I’m just a regular person/I’m just a man/I know you like a fan and felt/you did a lot for me/But I had something to do with writing raps/right, possibly?/I mean I did a lot to get to where I am/A lot of sacrifice to have someone like you as a fan/And this ain’t easy, the record labels are greazy/Even with all of that/I don’t want to downplay your role/Believe me.
“The last thing you wanna hear is some fan saying that you made me/Or that you pay my bill. You pay like $10 to keep it real/If you bought every album that would probably be like 50 or 60/If you did a show, that’s another 35/That’s less than $100, that’s not enough to keep us alive/And I don’t wanna downplay your input or your financial transactions to get us where we are/But there’s more to our job than just pretending to be a star.”
Listen to the full song below.
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