After hearing about Chief Keef’s recent legal woes, 50 Cent acknowledged that he saw it coming. Noting that he feels “bad” for Keef’s current legal troubles after the young rapper was detained in Chicago for violating probation, 50 went on to share how he understands Keef’s appeal and the impact of stardom.
“With Chief Keef, it’s unfortunate to hear that he’s actually locked up,” 50 told MTV. “I feel bad, because I feel like I knew that was gonna happen. I knew what continues to happen afterwards if you let it spiral out of control.”
50 also shed light on the positives in Keef.
“Chief Keef, I think he has something, obviously. Even within the system, no one has done anything for Chief Keef. He’s still just this raw music, raw talent, because he shot all of these music videos in the living room.”
Later, 50 explained how Keef’s rise in Rap can show others that you don’t necessarily need money to generate a buzz around your music.
“He hasn’t had a music video that cost more than $4,000, so that should indicate to other young talent out there that they can do it with the means they have around them. Their telephone can serve as the actual video camera if you record the right in-studio performances. There are limitless opportunities out here now.”