Chief Keef can’t catch a break in Chicago. Chicago Police are keeping a close eye on the embattled rap artist.
This is affecting Sosa’s freedom to perform a show in his own hometown.
A fan asked Sosa about a possible show in Chicago, but the Interscope rapper said authorities won’t allow it.
“Police won’t let me,” he said.
The Chicago Police Department let their stance against Sosa be known in a Chicago Sun Times report.
The CPD attributed Chief Keef’s raps about “Lamron” to their efforts in curbing violence and crime in the gang sect, according to the Chicago Sun Times.
They additionally attributed a rise in gang violence between Lamron and Bricksquad to Sosa.
Lamron is Normal spelled backwards. It is a territory between the Dan Ryan Expy. and Halsted Street from 59th to 67th.
“A lot of this spiked with the Lil’ JoJo and Chief Keef stuff,” Nicholas Roti, chief of the department’s Organized Crime Bureau, told the Sun-Times. “They [gangs] started going back and forth with shootings.”
In 2012, Chief Keef openly mocked slain Chicago rapper Lil JoJo’s death on Twitter.
Police began an effort to focus their resources on controlling crime in the Lamron neighborhood.
Police alleged their efforts helped curb the violence as shooting incidents are down.
Leo Schmitz, deputy chief of the Englewood District, told the Sun Times his officers have “made more than 250 felony arrests and more than 900 misdemeanor arrests; recovered more than 80 guns, and impounded more than 250 vehicles” in the Lamron neighborhood.
Police have additionally kept a watchful eye on Chief Keef.
Chief Keef was arrested June 17, 2013 only minutes after leaving a court hearing for a speeding violation. Police nabbed the Sosa on a month-old trespassing charge.
Police allegedly had machine guns drawn on the rapper upon his arrest.
A security guard from the Parkway Gardens housing complex, a stronghold for the Black Disciples, filed a complaint against Keef for being on the property, according to the Chicago Tribune.
Sosa explained to followers via Twitter why he doesn’t go back to visit his O’Block neighborhood.
Twitter user OBGeezy The General @OB_Geezy asked Sosa, “@ChiefKeef Y U Just Ride Pass The Block And Don’t Stop C-- Fem 4 My Bday.”
Keef replied, “Cuz on Odee bro The police said I cant Come outside and If dey see me dey Gone get me everytime No time fad at.”
“But on O Da Feds Watchin me N----- A Kill U If I said I Gave Rappin Up,” he added.
A member of the O’Block Black Disciples went more in detail on that arrest incident, proclaiming that police harassed Chief Keef and damaged the “I Ain’t Done Turnin Up” rapper’s prized BMW X6 M during an arrest incident.
In footage that surfaced online, the BD said Keef was in the neighborhood, but police soon arrived.
“He was just over here on Dave,” he said. “The police did his car bogus a-- hell. They towed his s---, scratched his s---, his seats scarred the b------ up. He ain’t supposed to be in here. The cops did the car bogus.”
Chief Keef will soon put his problems in Chicago behind him as he is planning to take his talents to L.A. Sosa will make this move following a Feb. 28 progress court hearing that will determine whether his drug rehabilitation was successful.