Young rising rapper, Chief Keef has caught the attention of the masses for not only his infectious lyrics and hooks, but for his pro-violent stance, and is viewed by some as the poster child of young men in Chicago embroiled in gang violence.  In a recent interview, Waka Flocka, who is no stranger to violence himself, feels that fans and critics alike are too harsh on the 17 year old rapper, and that they should be reaching out to nurture him instead of ostracizing him.

Sitting down with Pete Bailey on NBC's NiteCap, Flocka was sympathetic for Keef's plight as he felt people have given him the same treatment, "I feel like he's being more so labeled. He's a 17-year-old kid.  Now, I get to see how people judge me and what I've seen and I couldn't see. Instead of helping a kid, they bash a kid."

The Brick Squad artist feels that those older than Keef should reach out to help him, and not simply admonish him for his, at times, poor decisions, "Adults are supposed to teach, not punish. If you see him doing the wrong things, give him the opportunity to learn instead of bashing him." Waka believes that people have painted the Chicago rapper as a scapegoat, and not given him a fair chance, "So I just feel like they overdo it. They make a kid look like a villain."

[Via HHDX]