Chief Keef’s Tweet Forces Residents to Relocate From Minneapolis Home
Chief Keef power with words goes way beyond his lyrics as a few Minneapolis residents have learned the hard way.
The rapper confused many of his million-plus Twitter followers when he urged them to “Throw eggs and shit in a bag and rocks and all that" at a house in North Minneapolis. He posted the address as well, which caused residents at the home to become alarmed.
Though the rapper provided nothing in the way of explanation as to why he was targeting the home in question, a Minneapolis police patrol was dispatched, and the residents -- three college students who say they have no connection to the Chicago star -- were forced to vacate for the night. Now, the move appears as if it will have to be permanent.
According to a Minneapolis-St. Paul Fox affiliate, the house in question was home to three residents, all college students, none of whom have ever had any digital or real-life encounter with Keef. But given the rash of harassment, threats and even a reported robbery that the initial tweet has caused, they are being forced to find a new place to live.
"It’s really not safe to be in the neighborhood anymore," said Ashley Holeton, one of the residents who is being forced out. "There's a lot of suspicious activity going on and it’s not in our best interest to put ourselves in harm’s way."
"It’s heavier than just their little tweets someone types with their hands," adds a neighbor, who claims he was robbed at gunpoint by two men looking for the house's residents. "You got all these knuckleheads running around looking for their five second of fame."
There still seems to be no explanation as to why Keef chose to single out the home, which is just a few blocks West of Lyndale Ave. One of the residents says she has heard rumors that a previous tenant got into a fight with Keef in an online video game, but that has yet to be confirmed.
Holeton has established a GoFundMe page to help defray her relocation costs.
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