Chief Keef Under Backlash of Scorn for Mocking Rival’s Death
By Lora Neng
WWW.STREETGANGS.COM STAFF WRITER
September 7, 2012
Sometimes even if the run-of-the-mill verbal sparring in Hip-Hop doesn’t escalate to physical outbreak, a diss can go too far. Following his scornful mockery of rap rival Lil JoJo’s death, Chief Keef came under a blitzkrieg of shaming criticism.
Joseph “Lil JoJo” Coleman died of a gunshot on Wednesday after disclosing his location on Twitter, the news of which prompted Chief Keef to tweet, “HahahahahhahahahahahahahaahhAAHAHAHAHA #RichNiggaShit.” He further derided, “Its Sad Cuz Dat Nigga Jojo Wanted To Be Jus Like Us #LMAO.” The Hip-Hop feud between the two Chicagoans is well-known, but fellow Chi-Town rapper Lupe Fiasco couldn’t help calling out the poor judgment of Keef’s reaction.
“Chief Keef scares me. Not him specifically, but just the culture that he represents,” stated Lupe, thinking of his family in Chicago. “When you drive through Chicago…The hoodlums, the gangsters, and the ones you see killing each other. And the murder rate in Chicago is skyrocketing and you see who’s doing it and perpetrating it, they all look like Chief Keef.”
City residents expressed their fatigue over suffering Chicago’s endemic crime and have called on Interscope to drop Keef from their label, while Pitchfork publicly spoke out against trivializing gun violence. Investigations into Keef’s gang ties have yet to reveal any connections to Lil JoJo’s murder.
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