Why is #FreeChiefKeef trending? Keep him locked up so he can stop making music.—
Ray Lopez (@RayIopez) January 15, 2013
“Chief Keef,” for those of you lucky enough not to have ever heard his “music,” is a 17-year-old rapper from Chicago. In 2011, he pointed a gun at police officers and has been on probation ever since. He was taken into custody today for violating probation over a video showing him brandishing a weapon at a gun range. Some of his fans took to social media to plead his case:
How you lock Chief Keef up on Martin Luther King's birthday???? Racist.. :(—
Kris Rothstein Esq. (@IAMKRIS24) January 15, 2013
Although #FreeChiefKeef is trending on Twitter, there’s also quite a bit of tweeting from non-sympathizers.
No Chief Keef should not be freed, just because he is a celebrity doesn't give him the right to break the law.—
Charley Bartelmay (@crb1647) January 15, 2013
Chief Keef did this to himself,just like anyone that makes the decision to break the law.End of.Jump down off your soapbox.Good day sir.👋✋👋✋—
hannah balkovec (@strpljenspasen) January 15, 2013
We absolutely agree that just because you’re famous, it doesn’t mean you should get away with breaking the law.
Unfortunately, there are different standards for famous liberal journalists in Washington.