Grammy-winning rapper Lupe Fiasco is proving he has nothing but love for perceived music rival Chief Keef a week after the teenage rap star threatened to physically attack him in person.
Performing at a concert, Fiasco took a moment to acknowledge the fellow Chicago rapper and just how much respect he has for him.
“I’m far from where I wanna be, I’m far from being a stand-up human being, I’m far from being a knowledgeable and wise young man as well,” he said. “I’m somewhere in the middle. So, I ain’t no saint, but with that said, I love my brother. I want to see him succeed and do his thing, and that goes for everybody everywhere anywhere in the world. So, shout out to the big homie Chief Keef.” (YouTube)
Recently, fellow Chicago hip-hop artist No I.D. weighed in on the dispute.
“It’s a lot of pressure right now in our city. It’s a lot of crime, it’s a lot of need for opportunity to make a quality life for ourselves,” No I.D. said in an interview. “I think we gotta let the emotions die over, I think we gotta bring the situation to a head. We’re in this together. It’s a lot of sad things that are occurring every day. Some things are involved in rap and some things are not involved in rap, and we don’t get to see them all. It’s really important that we take our minds out of rap world and get into the real world — these are human lives and we really want to make sure that we value our lives and the lives of our children.” (MTV)
A few days ago, G-Unit’s 50 Cent attempted to piece out the problems between Keef and Lupe.
“The things that Lupe said about Chief Keef, I don’t think he said it about him,” Fif said in an interview. “I think he said it about the actual element, the environment. But there’s no way you don’t personalize when a person is saying, you, talking about you. So when he responds by saying he’s going to smack him or whatever it’s because you keep attacking me and I’m sitting here and you attacking me and what am I supposed to do? [This is] from his perspective and Chicago had 158 homicides this summer. 38 of them were teens. They got to go through an investigation to make sure that was actually someone affiliated with Chief Keef. You can’t just put that on him ’cause the boy made a diss song and he’s out there. He’s out there and active and you saw all those guns the boy had in that [recently pulled Pitchfork] video.” (“The Ryan Cameron Show”)
Last week, Keef took to Twitter and went at Fiasco’s head.
The teenage rapper initially threatened to physically assault Fiasco. “Lupe fiasco a h*e a** n*gga And wen I see him I’ma smack him like da lil b*tch he is #300,” he tweeted September 5th. (Chief Keef’s Twitter)
Check out Lupe Fiasco speaking on Chief Keef below: