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29 July 2015, 12:24
Chief Keef for mayor?
Chief Keef has revealed that he plans to run to be Mayor of Chicago.
The Chicago-born rapper recently faced opposition from local authorities after he planned to host a concert in the city using hologram, in memory of a local rapper and a 13-month-old baby – both killed earlier this month in a drive-by shooting.
The gig was then moved to Indiana, where local police quickly shut it down.
Keef has now taken aim at current mayor Rahm Emanuel, urging the police and politicians to “stay the f*** off the people’s music.”
The rapper also encouraged his fans to phone Emanuel to let him know about their frustrations.
He has now taken to Twitter to promote his plans, posting: “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”.
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.....— AlmightySo (@ChiefKeef) July 27, 2015
Emanuel began his second term as mayor of Chicago February, with the next election taking place in 2019.
Local authorities claim that Chief Keef’s cancelled Chicago performance “posed a significant safety risk” and the rapper was labelled an “unacceptable role model” who “promotes violence.”
Keef’s resulting Indiana gig was reportedly cut short after he performed his breakout hit ‘Don’t Like’ and spoke to the crowd about ending violence.