On Tuesday, Chicago rapper Lil Jojo was gunned down in his hometown of Chicago, and rival MC, Chief Keef, simply laughed in response on his Twitter, saying, “Its Sad Cuz Dat Nigga Jojo Wanted To Be Just Like Us #LMAO.” This post has since been removed.
After being investigated by the Chicago Police Department for involvement in the murder, Keef claims that the tweets were not his. The rapper has since posted new tweets simultaneously lamenting Jojo’s death and plugging his new album. “I appreciate music, so I’m going to focus on that and sign off of Twitter I won’t have anything to say until my album drop 11/27 #R.I.Pjojo,” he tweeted. Followed by, “My prayer go out to jojo’s family on their loss. He was young like me, out there trying to get it.”
Keef denied both involvement in the shooting and his earlier tweets. “I didn’t know him but he young jus like me. i can assure everyone that i had nothin 2 do with this tragedy tho. my twitter acct was hacked,” he posted. However, this and a few other tweets involving the incident have strangely been erased.
Though he is denying involvement, Keef and his right hand man Lil Reese both roll with a gang called the Black Disciples, and the rapper’s frequent hashtag “#300” is allegedly a reference to his association. This gang is rivals with Bricksquad, the gang that Lil Jojo was allegedly associated with. So the investigation continues.