04.01.14 1:00 AM ET
Chief Keef: The Insta-Obscene Neighbor from Hell
When the rising rap star Chief Keef posted a photo of himself having oral sex in 2012, he was immediately booted off Instagram.
Now, the 18-year-old Keef is back on the photo sharing web site positing photos of himself and a friend brandishing semi-automatic weapons in a ritzy marble bathroom.
It seems that guns trump porn—despite the fact that his criminal record includes pointing a gun at a police officer.
“Ballout Bathroom I Jus Like Takin Pics In It!,” he writes under the photo that shows him clutching a Mac while his pal brandishes an AK-47.
The caption on a similar photo reads “Another situation,” while an additional photo just shows three automatic pistols, two with an extended magazine.
“Ha Ha,” he writes.
The photos, which together drew some 200,000 likes, were still up yesterday regardless of a shooting last Wednesday morning at the suburban Chicago McMansion that his manager rents. This same McMansion may also be his present home, despite the landlord’s assurances to the contrary.
Talk about “another situation,”—no “ha ha” about it.
According to his lawyer, Keef, whose real name is Keith Cozart, was in the house when the unidentified person was shot and wounded, but was not involved. But further news reports claim he may have been in the car that drove the victim to the hospital.
In an early press release about the incident, village police said, “There are several facets to these types of investigations that include interviewing witnesses, taking statements, gathering facts and collection of forensic evidence. These investigations take time and a lot of resources to ensure that every measure is being taken to solve the crime.”
All the rapid fire no doubt jangles his neighbors on North Happ Road in the leafy village of Northfield.
“We’re a quiet little town,” said a woman who answered the phone at the local police department yesterday. “This is new to us, let me tell you.”
According to that same release, though, the police department “has increased personnel on every shift to make sure the community feels safe. Officers have spoken with several residents on North Happ Road in an effort to assure them we are doing everything possible to keep them safe.”
Residents of the surrounding suburban splendor had already been complaining to police about streams of autograph seekers, loud parties and the roar of the all-terrain vehicles Keef and his pals seem to love.
The music site Noisey posted a video last month of Keef and others tearing around the yard and the street out front as passing joggers suddenly lost stride. Peeda Pan, head of Keef’s record label, appears in the video and even admits, “I’m sure we’re the neighbors from hell.”
“Twenty-four hours this goes on, 24-7,” Pan adds.
It is quite the contrast from the time before he made it big and was still living in his grandmother’s house in Englewood, on the south side of Chicago. He posted a photo of that on Instagram, too.
“Man I miss these Days. Savage Life! Brick Killa,” he wrote.
Brick is a reference to a rival gang that included the rapper Lil JoJo, who was shot to death.
Meanwhile, although they are not talking to reporters, you can be sure that Keef’s new neighbors were more upset by the shooting in the house than they ever would have been of a blow job.
Maybe we need a new definition of obscenity.