Chief Keef

Chief Keef Threatens Katy Perry Over Tweet

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Twitter beefs between celebrities are so ubiquitous these days, we almost expect them to happen. But yesterday’s exchange of tweets between Katy Perry and Chief Keef was more disturbing than usual. It started when the pop star mentioned Chief Keef’s song “Hate Being Sober,” saying:...

Petition Formed Against Chief Keef for Threatening Women Who Refuse Him Fellatio with Murder

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It wasn’t too long ago we were throwing fire under rapper Rick Ross for his destructive rape lyrics that signaled every journalist, critic and fan to speak out. In fact, it was just Friday we digested Ross’ machinated and untimely apology. Now, Chicago rapper, Chief...

The Beat Bang Theory: How Corporate Hip-Hop Profits From Rape Culture

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“The most disrespected person in America is the Black woman, the most unprotected person in America is the Black woman, the most neglected person in America is the Black woman.” – Malcolm X When the laser sharp backlash finally grew too intense to ignore, Reebok...

Chief Keef Sued For Child Support By A Middle Schooler

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I’m not proud to say that I’ve listened to Chief Keef’s music, but I didn’t want to. Last month, for BET’s Don’t Sleep episode on the violence in Chicago, I was knee-deep in Chief Keef research. After listening to his music and looking at his...

NBC Blogger Calls Chief Keef a “Minstrel Show,” Boycotts His Album Because of Newton Tragedy

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Gun violence in rap is nothing new, but Chief Keef (née Keith Cozart) has been singled out among critics of the music genre. Keef’s raps are notable because he hails from Chicago, a city where gun violence is so rampant that President Obama mentioned it in his...

Will Boycotting Chief Keef & Ignorant Rap Really Make a Difference?

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Yesterday we received a comment from a reader via Facebook asking how the community can prevent upstart Chicago rapper Chief Keef and others from making music that is damaging to our community. The commenter asked: “Can you guys talk about how we as a community...