Lupe Fiasco admits he is fearful for the image Chief Keef portrays for Chicago youth.
Lupe Fiasco is open about his distaste for other rapperâs music again, and this time itâs a fellow Chicago rapper.Â Previously, he has remained quiet about his distaste for another Chi-Town emceeâs âtrigger happyâ lyrics, but in a recent interview Lupe opened up on how he feels Chief Keefâs lyrics are detrimental to the youth of Chicago, which is already plagued by a high murder rate.
In his interview with Baltimore 92Q Jams, posted online, Lupe said he is fearful for the message Chief Keef is delivering to his young listeners, âChief Keef scares me. Not him specifically, but just the culture that he represents.âÂ Â He feels Keef is representative of a lot of the âgangstersâ in Chicago committing violent crimes, âWhen you drive through Chicagoâ¦The hoodlums, the gangsters, and the ones you see killing each other. And the murder rate in Chicago is skyrocketing and you see whoâs doing it and perpetrating it, they all look like Chief Keef.â
Explaining further, Lupe seemed worried about the violence spreading to other cities.Â His qualms are not so much with the rapper Chief Keef, but with violent teenagers who have the same âlookâ and attitude as Keef.Â âWhen it comes to the point that you know that the kids who are doing the killings, and theyâre kids 13 to 19-years-old, and you can replicate that in New Orleans, you can replicate that in Oakland. All the kids look the same,â Lupe said in the interview
Coninuing, Lupe voiced his frustration at not being able to send the youth a positive message, âBut to know that those are the kids doing the killing and you take one of those kids and you celebrate thatâ¦When youâre at high schools speaking to students, telling âem how to survive the summer and you turn on the radio and you hear that? You like, âAw nah.ââ