Lupe Fiasco Performs at FC Barcelona Benefit for Kids
While he’s currently not on tour, Lupe Fiasco still had time for a recent benefit performance at New York City’s Rainbow Room.
According to a report from Page Six, the Chicago rapper performed at soccer club FC Barcelona’s first-ever American benefit event on Saturday. Hosted by the FC Barcelona Foundation, Lupe performed a half-hour set and even got soccer star Neymar Jr. involved.
The rapper also joked with two young children in attendance, asking them if they were able to get any autographs from the team’s stars. When the boys said "no," Lupe reportedly pointed at Lionel Messi and jokingly said, “You’re going to tell me you’re going to let these boys go home without autographs?!”
According to the foundation, the benefit dinner at the Rockefeller Center in the New York raised money for projects to be carried out in the United States. The event featured more than 250 guests who took part in various auctions and got the chance to interact with the FC Barcelona first team and coaching staff.
Also present at the benefit were members of the Board of Directors and Thierry Henry and Juliano Belletti. Other special guests included Chinese pianist Lang Lang, Eli Manning of the New York Giants and FC Barcelona members Andres Iniesta and Javier Mascherano.