Lupe Fiasco recently sat down to talk about sucess, his image and explained why he does not try to strive for, or want, the level of success that say Jay-Z has. Besides the popularity, Lupe Fiasco also talks about the loyal following of fans. ''There's a misunderstanding with my fanbase,'' he said in an interview. ''People [at Warner] feel they know my fans more than I do. They want me to step out of my comfort zone and step into theirs. I don't have necessarily the celebrity success they want me to have but it's more social success and being able to speak at a college about world affairs."
"That's a success, to me. 'I don't want to be Jay-Z and be worth $400 million and perform on every awards show. It's getting in touch with somebody who needs to improve their self-esteem. As opposed to driving a Bentley and putting some chains on.''
Lupe Fiasco – Talks About Jay-Z's Fame