Lupe Fiasco made an emotional appearance on MTV’s RapFix Live on Wednesday. Sway showed scenes from a 2006 special called My Block showing a young Lupe talking about growing up on the mean streets of Chicago, the positive influence his mom has had on his life and why he chose to rap about positive things verses the gang violence he grew up around.
After the clip stopped, Lupe broke down and cried.
“Some of them dudes are dead,” Lupe said. “Chicago the murder capital. It’s dude in that video in a prison. A couple of fed cases and then there’s ghosts. You see people that aint there. you’re just trying to make it better and come up out of it. Some of those kids aint gonna make it out of there.”