During a recent interview with Baltimore’s 92Q radio show, Lupe Fiasco weighed in on controversial upstart Chicago emcee, Chief Keef.
“Chief Keef scares me. Not him specifically, but just the culture that he represents,” Lupe told Baltimore’s 92Q.“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.”
Lupe said that watching Keef provoked a visceral reaction in him because of his intimate familiarity with the cultural context.
“I understand where he came from, and I understand his struggle and I’m not [mad] at him, I’m [mad] at the place that he came from and that places like that still exist and incubate that mentality,” he said.
Check out Chief Keef’s music video for “I Don’t Like” below:
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