Lil Jojo was shot to death and many believe that Lil Reese, an associate of Chicago rapper Chief Keef, had something to do with it. While that hasn't been proven, it does seem that Chief Keef is elated that his rival is dead.
In addition to laughing--literally--that Jojo was shot and killed, Chief Keef went after Lupe Fiasco for his comments on the gang violence in Chicago.
"Chief Keef scares me. Not him specifically, but just the culture that he represents...The murder rate in Chicago is skyrocketing and you see who's doing it and perpetrating it, they all look like Chief Keef," Lupe had said in an interview. "When it comes to the point that, you know, that kids who are doing the killings, and they're kids 13 to 19 years old, and you can replicate that in New Orleans, you can replicate that in Oakland. All the kids look the same."
Apparently, now that Jojo is dead, Chief Keef is taking aim at Lupe. He took to Twitter to say: "Lupe fiasco a h-- a-- n---a And wen I see him I'ma smack him like da lil b--ch he is #300."
Since Chief Keef and Lil Reese seem close and both hated Lil Jojo, it wouldn't be surprising at all to learn that they had something to do with his murder. In fact, it wouldn't be surprising if one of them or their goons went after Lupe as well.
There is definitely something wrong with America when the mainstream music scene is supporting rappers like Chief Keef and Lil Reese (Reese was signed to Def. Jam and is followed by Drake on Twitter).
The fact is, as long as it's popular to brandish a gun, sell drugs and shoot people, children will keep dying and they will only get younger as things get more intense.
Look at Lil Mouse, only 13 years old, and already rapping about shooting people in the face with his track "Get Smoked." Lil Wayne supported it, kids can watch it freely on YouTube and adults don't seem to care one bit that the youth is out there on the streets acting like someone ten or twenty years older.
It's a sad situation all around. Sad for Lil Jojo, who lost his life over some asinine beef. Sad for Chief Keef and Lil Reese who probably ruined their life by acting like fools and for Lil Mouse who doesn't know any better because guns and drugs are all that he's surrounded by.
Update: Chief Keef is now saying that his Twitter was hacked, but there is no evidence of that as of yet.
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