Rapper Lupe Fiasco Assists Democrat Running For Obama's Vacant Seat

Hip-Hop star Lupe Fiasco could help determine who sits in the controversial vacant seat left by President Obama.

The rapper will perform at a fundraiser for Chicago Urban League Chief Cheryle Jackson, who is one of five democratic hopefuls running for the seat in the February 2 primary.

The seat was held by ousted Governor Rod. Blagojevich, who was impeached and removed from office twice for trying to sell Obama’s seat.

Cheryle Jackson, who was Blagojevich’s press secretary during his initial inauguration, left the governor’s office to head up the Chicago Urban League.

“I am running to fight for our families and to help our communities all around the state of Illinois prosper, particularly at a time of such tough economic declines,” Jackson said during a press conference. “The people of Illinois deserve an honest, independent broker and a bold advocate in Congress who is a problem solver and not another politician.”

Lupe will perform at the Shrine Chicago in support of Jackson on January 28.