Grammy-winning rapper Lupe Fiasco is not letting Chief Keef‘s threats of physical harm worry him and has stepped forward to publicly embrace the teenage rap sensation.
Rather than throw shots back at Keef, Lupe opened his arms for the fellow Chicago emcee.
“i love u lil bruh @ChiefKeef…i really really do from the bottom of my f*cking heart. I know that street sh*t like the back of my hand.,” he tweeted September 5th.
“ive seen it in every way you can possibly imagine and its nothing to be proud of @ChiefKeef it TAKES and TAKES till there is nothing left”
“i choose not to indulge becuz its lil guys that look up to me so i try and show them a better way @ChiefKeef i aint try to be BE better”
“I’m trying to DO better @ChiefKeef as we all should. We were born with no expectations to make it. born in the hood, live there die there..”
“I cant go 4 that @ChiefKeef & i cant let the people i love, including you my n*gga, go 4 that either. We kings not f*cking savages and goons” (Lupe Fiasco’s Twitter)
Yesterday, Keef publicly 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.
“my twitter has been hacked I think I’m making a new one dumb hating a** people #DontWannaSeeAYougN*ggaShine” (Chief Keef’s Twitter)
Last week, Lupe talked about his issues with the image Keef represents.
“I don’t know too much about Rockie Fresh — Chief Keef scares me. Not him specifically, but just the culture that he represents, specifically in Chicago,” Lupe said when asked for his take on Chi-Town newcomers. “And I don’t speak this about any other city because I’m not from there. But like my family lives in Chicago. So my nephews, my cousins, my friends, and my peoples they all in those hoods that he represents. When you drive through Chicago the hoodlums, I don’t want to call Chief Keef a hoodlum, but ‘the’ hoodlums, the gangsters, and the ones you see killing each other — the murder rate in Chicago is skyrocketing and you see who’s doing it and perpetrating it, they all look like Chief Keef.” (#Rap Attack)
In July, Chicago rapper Rhymefest defended penning a blog post on Chief’s violent content and their city’s struggles.
“I meant to say what I said. It’s really not about Chief Keef as much as it is about exploitation. It’s no coincidence that one of the most violent periods Chicago has ever seen, that this is what represents us musically. This is what represents us as a people. We have a history here of Curtis Mayfield, Kanye West — and so then when we get to senseless violence, the prison industrial complex is real,” Fest explained in an interview. “I don’t have anything against any particular kind of music. My problem is the imbalance of the music that we get. So if all of the diet of the music that you get is kill kill kill and we’re going to glorify that, then that’s what we are conditioning our shorties and they’ll never end. They’ll do it, they’ll sing about it, they’ll rap about it and that’ll be it.” (WGCI)