In a bizarre night on Twitter, Chief Keef threatened Lupe Fiasco, who responded by reaching out to the young Chicago rapper. Lupe then announced that he plans on retiring after the release of his next album.
Lupe Fiasco has been wearing his heart on his sleeve during his promo tour for his upcoming album Food & Liquor Tour: The Great American Rap Album Pt. I. Speaking openly about his dismay of the current state of hip hop, and even most recently mentioned Chief Keef specifically as somebody who frightens him, saying that Keef is representative of the problems with the violence Chicago youth are embroiled in.
Further strengthening Lupe's argument, Chief Keef took to Twitter to open laugh at the death of a rival MC, Lil JoJo:
hahahahahhahahahahahahahaahhAAHAHAHAHA #RichNiggaShit— CampaignSosa300 (@ChiefKeef) September 5, 2012
Its Sad Cuz Dat Nigga Jojo Wanted To Be Jus Like Us #LMAO— CampaignSosa300 (@ChiefKeef) September 5, 2012
Later on Chief added to his public drama by saying "Lupe Fiasco a hoe ass nigga And wen I see him I'ma smack him like da lil bitch he is".
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
Lupe took this to heart and was very bothered by Keef's remarks. He went on Twitter and reached out to Keef, trying to make amends, and Lupe was reeling so much emotionally that now he has tweeted that he plans on retiring shortly. First mentioning how hurt he is in a series of tweets:
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
Afterwards, apparently claiming to be too bothered by this drama to continue in the rap game, Lupe tweeted that this will be his last album. Although, he had previously stated the titles and concept for his next two albums following Food & Liquor 2: Pt 1. The politically charged Chi-town rapper says he will return to his first love, literature.
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
Important to note are two follow-up tweets from both Lupe and Keef. First, Chief Keef's twitter account tweeted that his account had been hacked. Could this be a case similar to the twitter dust up between Mobb Deep's Havoc and Prodigy, where Hav put P on blast on Twitter but then claimed his account was hacked? Havoc later rescinded that he was hacked and openly said he was the one tweeting all along.
my twitter has been hacked I think I'm making a new one dumb hating ass people #DontWannaSeeAYougNiggaShine— CampaignSosa300 (@ChiefKeef) September 5, 2012
Later, Lupe tweeted the release of his latest single off his upcoming album "American Terrorist 2". For a rapper who seems intent on retiring, and exhausted by the game, he didn't hesitate to still push his new single. Chime in below and let us know what you think. Was that really Chief Keef tweeting shots at Lil JoJo's death and Lupe? Do you really think Lupe will be leaving the rap game? Let's hope the answer is a resounding "no" to both.