G-Unit’s 50 Cent has weighed in on the controversy surrounding Chicago rapper Chief Keef in light of his unexpected arrest this week on a reported probation violation.
In Fif’s opinion, he felt Keef’s publicized bad boy antics would eventually catch up with him.
“With Chief Keef, it’s unfortunate to hear that he’s actually locked up,” Fif told MTV News on Wednesday (January 16), a day after Keef was detained in Chicago when he was videotaped holding a gun, which is in violation of his probation. “I feel bad, because I feel like I knew that was gonna happen. I knew what continues to happen afterwards if you let it spiral out of control.” (MTV)
No matter the legal outcome, Fif still believes in Keef’s talent as a hip-hop artist.
Fif is still rooting for Keef, even though they haven’t spoken since the youngster left him high and dry. “I haven’t been in communications with him following that, and I wish him the best,” 50 said before remarking on the rap rookie’s potential. “Chief Keef, I think he has something, obviously. Even within the system, no one has done anything for Chief Keef. He’s still just this raw music, raw talent, because he shot all of these music videos in the living room.” (MTV)
Back in September, 50 said Interscope Records nearly dropped Keef.
“There was some energy there in the [Interscope] building, they was actually thinking about dropping him,” 50 said in an interview. “I was like, ‘D*mn you can’t just like drop him.’ That’s what hip-hop culture is. It’s an opportunity for you to make it from anywhere. If you from the bottom right now you could listen to this music that comes on, write something and put them cards back they gave you and deal yourself some new ones.” (Hot 97)
The Chicago rapper got taken into police custody Tuesday (January 15).
Just weeks after releasing his debut album, “Finally Rich,” South Side rapper Chief Keef was taken in handcuffs from juvenile court Tuesday after a Cook County judge ordered him held in custody. Judge Carl Anthony Walker ruled that Chief Keef had violated his probation for a 2011 gun conviction by holding a rifle at a gun range in New York while a video was being shot last summer. (Chicago Tribune)