Earlier we reported on Chief Keef saying he would smack Lupe Fiasco if they were to meet in person. But now that Lupe responded with love–and Keef has since claimed his Twitter account was hacked–the world can move on to bigger issues…like murder investigations. That’s exactly what Chicago police are doing; according to the Chicago Sun-Times, Keef is being investigated in connection with the recent murder of rival rapper Joseph “JoJo” Coleman.
The 18-year-old Coleman was fatally shot Tuesday night while riding his bike through the 6900 block on South Princeton Avenue in the Englewood neighborhood in Southside Chicago. A witness says the gunfire came from a tan Ford Taurus.
Coleman had put out a couple songs–“3hunnak” and “I Got Dat Sack”–recently that appeared to diss Keef’s associate Lil Reese. The “3hunnak” video sees Coleman holding firearms and making known his affiliation with Bricksquad, a Chicago gang. A video uploaded the day of Coleman’s death was posted to YouTube as well, and it appears to show the rapper drive by Reese and yell “Bricksquad,” to which it sounds like Reese replies, “I’m going to kill you.”
Coleman was killed a mere five hours following that interaction. Keef tweeted about the incident, saying, “Its Sad Cuz Dat Nigga Jojo Wanted To Be Jus Like Us #LMAO.” Reese also took to Twitter, writing, “Damn I just wke up 2da jojo shit fuck Em….” That tweet, however, looks to have since been removed.
Chicago police are now investigating Keef, Reese and their affiliates to find out what, if anything, they know about the murder, and what exactly their gang affiliations may be. The Sun-Times makes note that many of Keef’s tweets come with the hashtag “#300,” which is apparently a reference to the Black Disciples gang, who are seen as rivals to Coleman’s alleged gang, Bricksquad.