Chief Keef was served a 60-day sentence in juvenile detention yesterday following a judge’s ruling that the rapper violated his probation by conducting an interview at a gun range.
Speaking with MTV News, Waka Flocka Flame said that people shouldn’t criticize the young emcee but should instead reach out and lend a helping hand.
“That Chief Keef situation; that just showed me how people can just disrespect you and accept you at the same time. That’s a kid at the end of the day. I feel like that’s me when I first started rapping, people judged me,” he said. “It’s just that they judge you because they don’t understand you. Instead of judging the kid and just bashing him down, why not reach an arm out and help him.”
Flockavelli, who has plans to visit Keef during his incarceration, said that he could serve as an example of how he should model his career. “People like me, I could just show him the bigger picture like, ‘You ain’t gotta hold no gun in no interview. It’s bigger than that, you’re already there. Get your people out,’ ” Waka told MTV News today. “That goes to show people don’t care about the situation they just gonna laugh at the lifestyle.”