G.O.O.D. Music affiliate No I.D. recently weighed in on the current preceived tensions between fellow Chicago rappers Chief Keef and Lupe Fiasco, ultimately trying to put his finger on a deeper problem in the Windy City.
In No I.D.’s perspective, there are much more serious problems and things taking place in their hometown.
“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)
Recently, 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, Fiasco publicly extended his hand toward Keef and offered some words of wisdom.
“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)
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.
“my twitter has been hacked I think I’m making a new one dumb hating a** people #DontWannaSeeAYougN*ggaShine” (Chief Keef’s Twitter)