The rapper clashed with authorities over plans for a hologram concert
Rapper Chief Keef has revealed his plans to run to be Mayor of Chicago.
The Chicago-born rapper recently faced opposition from local authorities when he planned to host a concert via hologram in the US city in memory of local rapper Capo and a 13-month-old baby, who were killed earlier this month in a drive-by shooting. The concert was later moved to Indiana, where it was shut down by the police.
Taking aim at current mayor Rahm Emanuel, Keef said that police and politicians should “stay the fuck off the people’s music”. He also urged his fans to call Emanuel to vent their frustrations.
Keef later posting on Twitter: “I’m running for mayor of Chicago….. Vote for me!!!! It’ll be the best thing done yet!!!!! Yall gonna love me in the Office”.
Emanuel was reelected as mayor of Chicago in February, with the next election taking place in four years’ time.
The rapper’s originally planned gig in Chicago was cancelled after local authorities said the performance “posed a significant public safety risk. Keef was additionally called an “unacceptable role model” who “promotes violence”
As reported by the Chicago Tribune, Keef’s appearance in Indiana lasted just one song as police pulled the plug on the hologram performance.
The rapper was talking to the crowd about ending violence and had just played breakout hit ‘I Don’t Like’ when the authorities arrived. Fans were ordered to leave at around 10:25pm.