50 Cent comes to the defense of Chief Keef for the comments he made on Twitter towards fallen rapper Lil JoJo, and aggressive remarks towards Lupe Fiasco.
The internet's been abuzz following the feud, and harsh words exchanged between Chief Keef and Lupe Fiasco. Recently, a rapper who is no stranger to rap beef and violence, 50 Cent, in an interview with V103's Ryan Cameron, spoke up on the Keef/Lupe issue, and came to the defense of the young rapper. While many have judged the young rapper for his pro-violent approach, 50 says he supports seeing a young teenage rapper rise up the hip hop ranks, and can understand why the Chi-town native reacted as he did.
Fifty is a big proponent of 'rags to riches' stories, and, especially with having a teenage son now, supports anybody coming from humble beginnings and making it big at such a young age, saying, "I like the idea of Chief Keef...The same way I like the idea of Soulja Boy cause I like the idea of someone having a hit at sixteen. He’s actually my son’s age" The G-Unit general likes seeing the grass roots rappers get recognition in hip hop, "When I look at their situations and I go, ‘Wow, that’s what hip hop culture [does] it allows people to come from completely nothing to make it."
Addressing the beef between the two Chicago rappers, Chief Keef and Lupe, where Keef tweeted that he would "smack" Lupe when he say him, 50 can relate to the young star, and does not blame him for lashing out. Curtis also doesn't think Lupe was personally attacking Keef, but was commenting on a culture, “The things that Lupe said about Chief Keef I don’t think he said that about him. I think he said it about the actual element, the environment." Coming to Keef's defense, 50 adds, "There’s no way that you don’t personalize it when a person is saying you, talking about you. So when he responded by saying he’s gonna smack him or whatever it’s just cause you keep attacking me.”
Lastly, regarding authorities looking into Keef's involvement in the shooting of rival rapper Lil JoJo, 50 says that just because the two had beef on wax doesn't mean it had anything to do with the actual violence. “Chicago had 158 homicides this summer, 38 of them was teens. So when they gotta go through an investigation to make sure that that’s actually someone affiliated with Chief Keef," Fif summarizes, "you can’t just put that on ‘em because the boy made a diss song and he out there."