Scott Legato

Just two weeks after beefing with a journalist at Spin, sensitive rapper Lupe Fiasco is again involved in Twitter related drama, although this time the Chicago rapper is threatening to retire.

The most recent spat involves Chicago rap prodigy Chief Keef, about whom Lupe recently issued some critical statements. "Chief Keef scares me. Not him specifically, but just the culture that he represents,"Lupe said in an interview with Baltimore hip-hop station 92Q. "Specifically in Chicago. And I don’t speak this about any other city because I’m not from there. But like my family lives in Chicago. So my nephews, my cousins, my friends, and my peoples they all in those hoods that he represents. When you drive through Chicago…The hoodlums, the gangsters, and the ones you see killing each other. And the murder rate in Chicago is skyrocketing and you see who’s doing it and perpetrating it, they all look like Chief Keef."

Needless to say, Chief Keef wasn't amused. The young rapper tweeted:

Lupe fiasco a hoe ass nigga And wen I see him I'ma smack him like da lil bitch he is #300
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Lupe fiasco a hoe ass nigga And wen I see him I'ma smack him like da lil bitch he is #300
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Fifteen minutes later, Lupe responded directly to Chief Keef:

I cant go 4 that @ChiefKeef & i cant let the people i love, including you my nigga, go 4 that either. We kings not fucking savages and goons
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I cant go 4 that @ChiefKeef & i cant let the people i love, including you my nigga, go 4 that either. We kings not fucking savages and goons
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i love u lil bruh @ChiefKeef...i really really do from the bottom of my fucking heart. I know that street shit like the back of my hand.
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i love u lil bruh @ChiefKeef...i really really do from the bottom of my fucking heart. I know that street shit like the back of my hand.
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He followed those with some vague, seemingly related Tweets:

my father i have spoken the truth to them yet it has only made my life in this world more troubled. i can bear this no longer...
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my father i have spoken the truth to them yet it has only made my life in this world more troubled. i can bear this no longer...
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i have spoken peace only 2 receive vitriol and malice in return. My brother seeks destruction my sister seeks attention paths to nothingness
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i have spoken peace only 2 receive vitriol and malice in return. My brother seeks destruction my sister seeks attention paths to nothingness
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i'd die for them...but they'd probably spit on my grave...i still will die for them...just bury me in a place far from their reach...Amin
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i'd die for them...but they'd probably spit on my grave...i still will die for them...just bury me in a place far from their reach...Amin
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He then got more specific, and began hinting at retirement.

This album will probably be my last...its been a pleasure to have all my fans provide so much love an inspiration for me and my family
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This album will probably be my last...its been a pleasure to have all my fans provide so much love an inspiration for me and my family
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but my heart is broken and i see no comfort further along this path only more pain. I cannot participate any longer in this...
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but my heart is broken and i see no comfort further along this path only more pain. I cannot participate any longer in this...
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And he ended his Tweet rant with this, which seems like a explicit retirement announcement.

My first true love was literature so i will return to that...lupe fiasco ends here...
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My first true love was literature so i will return to that...lupe fiasco ends here...
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So is this really the end of Lupe? Did "scary looking" Chief Keef push him over the edge? Or was this part of Lupe's earlier plan to quit rapping and start teaching? Hard to say.

The third, more cynical option is this: all these recent Twitter freak-outs are part of Lupe's plan to hype his forthcoming album, Food & Liquor 2: The Great American Rap Album Pt. 1, which is set to be released on September 25th.