Chief Keef Threatens To Smack Lupe Fiasco, Lupe Announces Retirement
UPDATE #2: Lupe Fiasco continues and claims that a "broken heart" will likely make this upcoming album his last.
Chicago, Illinois rapper Chief Keef has continued a strong day in the headlines. Earlier the rapper was believed to have laughed at the death of a Rap rival, Lil JoJo via Twitter. The Interscope Records artist tweeted this evening (September 5) that he will "smack" fellow Windy City artist, Lupe Fiasco. Keef also referred to Lu as "a hoe ass nigga" and "lil bitch."
Lupe fiasco a hoe ass nigga And wen I see him I'ma smack him like da lil bitch he is #300— CampaignSosa300 (@ChiefKeef) September 5, 2012
These comments come after last week, when Lupe, a veteran star rapper signed to Atlantic Records, publicly criticized the youth movement in Chicago, and included Chief Keef by name. In an interview with Baltimore, Maryland radio station 92Q, Lupe said, "Chief Keef scares me. Not him specifically, but just the culture that he represents,” said Lupe in a video posted on FakeShoreDrive.com. “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.”
As of 6:20 pm, Lupe Fiasco has yet to respond on Twitter to Chief Keef's remarks.
UPDATE: Lupe Fiasco has tweeted what is believed to be a response to Chief Keef.
The 1st & 15th Records vet included in a series of tweets, "I have spoken peace only to receive vitriol and malice in return. My brother seeks destruction my sister seeks attention paths to nothingness."
The three-part tweet is embedded below:
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...— Lupe Fiasco (@LupeFiasco) September 5, 2012
i have spoken peace only 2 receive vitriol and malice in return. My brother seeks destruction my sister seeks attention paths to nothingness— Lupe Fiasco (@LupeFiasco) September 5, 2012
i'd die for them...but they'd probably spit on my grave...i still will die for them...just bury me in a place far from their reach...Amin— Lupe Fiasco (@LupeFiasco) September 5, 2012
This comes after Lupe reached out to Chief Keef on the social media platform previously, an exchange that Keef tonight retweeted to his followers.
UPDATE #2: Lupe Fiasco continued on Twitter this evening (September 5), now alluding to his Rap retirement following his upcoming album, Lupe Fiasco's Food & Liquor II: The Great American Rap Album. Lu tweeted, "my heart is broken and i see no comfort further along this path only more pain. I cannot participate any longer in this."
He mentioned literature as his potential next career. Previously, Lupe Fiasco has considered retiring from making albums. In early 2008, less than two years after the release of his debut album, Lupe Fiasco's Food & Liquor, Lupe told HipHopDX about his plans to prematurely exit the industry.
The series of tonight's tweets are below:
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— Lupe Fiasco (@LupeFiasco) September 5, 2012
but my heart is broken and i see no comfort further along this path only more pain. I cannot participate any longer in this...— Lupe Fiasco (@LupeFiasco) September 5, 2012
My first true love was literature so i will return to that...lupe fiasco ends here...— Lupe Fiasco (@LupeFiasco) September 5, 2012