Lupe Fiasco Says He's Retiring, Prompted By Feud With Chief Keef

Lupe Fiasco Says He’s Retiring, Prompted By Feud With Chief Keef

Lupe Fiasco has been in a war of words with a Chicago rapper, taking grief for a song in which he asks rappers to reconsider their use of the word “b–ch” and breaking down in tears over the escalating violence in his hometown of Chicago. It’s all been apparently too much to take, and now Lupe Fiasco said he is retiring.

He took to Twitter to announce that he will likely be done with rapping after his next album, The Huffington Post reported.

Lupe Fiasco has been vocal about bringing an end to the violence that has plagued Chicago. He broke into tears when MTV host Sway showed him a video of his neighborhood, saying he was overwhelmed with grief at seeing how a number of people in the video are now either killed or incarcerated.

It was this same call to end the violence in Chicago that led Lupe Fiasco to a feud with rapper Chief Keef.

When Lupe Fiasco was asked to comment on the rapid rise of Chief Keef, Lupe didn’t hold back, MTV noted. He said he is afraid of the kind of culture that Chief Keef represents.

“Chief Keef scares me,” he said in an interview with Baltimore’s 92Q. “Not him specifically, but just the culture that he represents … The murder rate in Chicago is skyrocketing and you see who’s doing it and perpetrating it, they all look like Chief Keef.”

Chief Keef didn’t take too kindly to the comments, responding on Twitter:

“Lupe fiasco a hoe a** n***a And wen I see him I’ma smack him like da lil b***h he is.”

Lupe Fiasco tried to respond diplomatically, saying:

“i love u lil bruh @ChiefKeef…i really really do from the bottom of my f***ing heart. I know that street s**t like the back of my hand,” but it was clear the damage was done.

Tired from the feud and the difficult responses to his song “B–ch Bad,” which calls on rappers to stop using the b-word, Lupe Fiasco tweeted that it was time for him to retire. In a mini twitter monologue, he revealed his intentions:

Do you think Lupe Fiasco will stay retired, or is this just a rash decision?