Police Look at Chief Keef Tweets for Connection to Rivals MurderSeptember 6th, 2012
Chicago police are investigating possible connections between the slaying on Tuesday of an aspiring teen rapper and a mocking Tweet from the account of the victim’s rap rival — rising South Side rapper, Chief Keef.
Joseph Coleman 18, known as “Lil JoJo” in the rap world, was gunned down near 69th and Prairie, about a block from where Jennifer Hudson’s family was slain in 2008. Witnesses said at around 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Coleman, was riding double on a bike — standing on the back — when a car pulled up and someone fired six or seven shots.
Hours after the murder, Chief Keef took to Twitter posting a message that read:
“Its Sad Cuz Dat N—- Jojo Wanted To Be Jus Like Us #LMAO.”
That Tweet drew angry responses among Chief Keef’s 224,000 Twitter followers. His account later carried Tweets claiming it had been hacked, saying:
“If u dnt talk 2 me or dro my manager … it’s not real.”