Lupe Fiasco stirred quite the commotion in the world of Hip Hop and Chicago rap when he spoke out against the growing popularity of rap newcomer Chief Keef and his group Glory Boyz Entertainment.
Newly signed Interscope artist Keef and Def Jam Artist Lil’ Reese took issue with a Lupe Fiasco interview posted by Fake Shore Drive last month.
“Chief Keef scares me,” Lupe said. “Not him specifically, but just the culture that he represents. Specifically in Chicago. 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, the gangsters, and the ones you see killing each other. And the murder rate in Chicago is skyrocketing and you see who’s doing it and perpetrating it, they all look like Chief Keef.”
Chief Keef let it be known in Twitterspehere he doesn’t like the Chicago rhymer. The Hip-Hop newcomer even threatened to physically harm the veteran.
Chief Keef allegedly sent the “Kick Push” rapper a tweet, which read:
“Lupe fiasco a h*e a-- ni*ga And wen I see him I’ma smack him like da bi*tch he is #300.”
Keef has since deleted the tweet and alleges his account was hacked.
Lil’ Reese also took to Twitter to respond to Lupe.
“@LupeFiasco why da f--- u always talkin s--- bout us we doin positive by doin music,” he wrote.
“Yo @LupeFiasco we doin music its not like we still gangbangin we doin positive so stop bashin us n support us,” he wrote.
Lupe Fiasco went on an emotional tirade on Twitter following the backlash he received from the artists. The rapper, born Wasalu Muhammad Jaco, even said he is walking away from the Rap genre to pursue “literature.”
The “Kick Push” rapper’s tweets read:
“my father I have spoken the truth to them yet it has only made my life in this world more troubled. I can bear this no longer…”
“I have spoken peace only 2 receive vitriol and malice in return. My brother seeks destruction my sister seeks attention path to nothingness.”
“i’d die for them … but they’d probably spit on my grave… I still will die for them…just bury in a place farfrom their reach… Amin”
“This album will probably be my last… its been a pleasure to have all my fans provide so much love an inspiration for me and my family.”
“but my heart is broken and I see no comfort further along this path only more pain. I cannot participate any longer in this…”
“My first true love was literature so I will return to that… lupe fiasco ends here…”
“peace and much love 2 ya!….”
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