The fall out surrounding the murder of 18 year-old Chicago rapper and suspected gang member Lil Jojo is just getting started. After JoJo, born Joseph Coleman, was found dead on Tuesday, September 4th on Chicago’s South Side, some of his rivals, including rappers Chief Keef and Lil Reese, took to Twitter to comment on the incident. The former even dropped an insensitive “LMAO” regarding JoJo’s demise. According to the Chicago Tribune, the authorities will be investigating the tweets related to the incident, which Complex compiled here.
Keef took to his Twitter account Wednesday to respond to Jojo’s death: “It’s sad cus … Jojo wanted to be just like us #LMAO” (Internet slang for “laughing my A$$ off”). Chicago police are reportedly investigating a possible connection between the comments and Jojo’s death.
On Wednesday, Keef went after another Chicago hip-hop artist, Lupe Fiasco, on Twitter. He called Fiasco a “hoe” among other epithets and vowed that when “I see him (I’ll) smack him.”
For a dude that stays on Twitter, it’s ironic that Chief Keef, who is 17 years-old, chose yesterday to threaten Fiasco for comments made almost a week ago. On a visit to Baltimore station 92Q Jams, Fiasco said that, “Chief Keef scares me. Not him specifically, but just the culture that he represent, specifically in Chicago.” Fiasco stressed that he had no personal beef with Chief Keef, but the Interscope rapper clearly didn’t get that portion of the commentary.
In response to Keef’s words, Fiasco went on an extended Twitter diatribe, ending with thoughts of his own “retirement.”
“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…,” he tweeted. “i have spoken peace only 2 receive vitriol and malice in return. My brother seeks destruction my sister seeks attention paths to nothingness. 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. 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…”
However, Fiasco sent some tweets directly at Chief Keef, including, “I cant go 4 that @ChiefKeef & i cant let the people i love, including you my ni–a, go 4 that either. We kings not f-cking savages and goons.” Those tweets that have since been deleted, but you can still see them on the next page. Before signing off, Lupe dropped a new track called “American Terrorist, Part 2.”
Since, Keef has said that his Twitter account was hacked. “my twitter has been hacked I think I’m making a new one dumb hating -ss people #DontWannaSeeAYougNi–aShine,” he tweeted yesterday, a few hours after his Internet tiff with Fiasco.
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