Chief Keef and Capo

Chicago rapper Chief Keef (pictured top right) plans to hold a benefit concert for a toddler who was killed by the same gunman who executed his friend, Capo, 22, a longtime member of his Glo Gang record label.

Capo, whose real name is Melvin Carr, (pictured bottom right) was shot and killed in a drive by shooting on Saturday on the city's crime-ridden south side.

30 minutes later, the gunman drove up onto a sidewalk and struck a stroller, fatally injuring one-year-old Dillan Harris, who was later pronounced dead.

Chief Keef plans to headline a free concert via hologram from his home in Los Angeles on July 17. Keef can't perform in person because of numerous outstanding warrants for his arrest in Chicago. Proceeds from the concert will benefit the toddler's family.

A spokesman for the 19-year-old rapper told The Chicago Tribune Keef “is just so heartbroken and appalled” at the news of the toddler's senseless death.

Chief Keef, whose real name is Keith Cozart, is a Chicago native who is no stranger to bloodshed. A small time rapper named Lil JoJo, who reportedly dissed Cozart, was shot and killed in a drive by shooting in October 2012.

The next day, Cozart took to his Twitter account to mock the slain teen.

Keef has a long criminal record that includes arrests for marijuana possession, weapons charges, and probation violations. He was on house arrest when his one hit record, "I Don't Like", was released in 2012. A hood rapper and gang banger named Lil Reese was also featured on the record. Lil Reese was later investigated by police for assaulting a female after a viral cell phone video showed him allegedly punching the woman at a house party.

In addition to the free concert, Keef also plans to create a non-profit foundation called Stop the Violence Now, which will work to end violent crime in Chicago.

Chicago has earned a reputation as the nation's most violent city.

65 people were shot and 10 killed during the city's worst crime wave over the 4th of July holiday.

This past weekend, hundreds mourned a 7-year-old Chicago boy who was killed by a gunman who targeted for the boy's father.

President Obama still owns a home in Chicago, where he cut his political teeth as something called a "community organizer".

Insulated within the fortified walls of the White House, Obama has successfully distanced himself from his former stomping grounds in Chicago.

He is roundly criticized for sending BILLIONS in foreign aid to other countries, while consistently ignoring calls to send federal funding to Chicago to help battle the crime epidemic.

Photos: Guillermo Proano/WENN.com and AP/Christian K. Lee

  • SummerBaby

    My heart goes out to the families. ?? RIP

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    And cheif keef hosting this shit ..... yeah right ... somebody fawk around and get killed there ... shid

  • AllmylifeIhadtofight

    So wait. Lil Wayne was performing at Liv last night and Birdman threw a drink on him! ?

  • NakeyaJ Valued Rose since 2011

    Yup. It's a video and everything. #WhenYourExSeeYouInTheClub For a grown man, that was some chick shyt to do. ?

  • NakeyaJ Valued Rose since 2011

    Prayers for the families. Such a shame.

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    Why is my comment in moderation

  • SheShowOut

    RIP to that baby and prayers to the family. At least Chief Keef is showing support...hopefully, no violence happens at the free concert. *sad face* #thatis all

  • iWasteTime

    Sure did ...smh! Old hating azz.. smh

  • SummerBaby

    Birdman was acting like a reality show chick throwing drinks ???

  • Letmecommentbeforeicant

    Well you know theyre going through a divorce

  • Yardgirl

    What the hell is going on in Chicago?? I fly out to my Chicago office often, which is outside of CH and the area is dead, however I have never been to the south side. Innocent people are dying in huge numbers and there is no outcry which shocks me, something has to be done!!. R.I.P. to all caught up in the crossfire of madness that is Chicago :-(

  • iWasteTime

    Chicago isn't even in the top 10. Talk about bandwagons.
    Why does Chicago get so much attention when Detroit, Buffalo, Oakland, Cleveland has more violent crime per 100,000 residents

  • Di Ana

    I've noticed that a lot with people saying that they comments are in mod.... it got me curious.... none of my comments have been in mod before....

  • SummerBaby

    Chicago has always had crime & I sympathize with crime victims & their families. It just seems like the media is always focused on the crime & not the beauty of the city.

  • Always me

    If he has warrants why hasn't he been extradited back to Chicago. his effort seems sincere, but the timing is off. Shouldn't he handle his legal matters first?

  • Di Ana

    Louis Farrahkhan lives out there... I wonder how he handles it, it sounds like it's just a spiral downhill for Chicago... I hope our brothas and sistas can get it together out there...

  • SummerBaby

    All warrants aren't extraditable

  • Trey

    drop a bomb on that damn city!!!

  • Northside Zeta

    True. The Tribune coverage and the commentary under a lot of the articles really depresses me.

  • abby-o

    What is happening in Chicago, and why black people not getting together and marching, protesting and so on. The way they come out when a police officer kills an unarmed person... these innocent children being killed r unarmed too... something has to be done and RIP is not helping lets do better!!

  • MzKeriBabee

    I seen the video of this mans death over the weekend and couldn't believe that someone posted it... So very sad... I didn't know that a toddler was struck and killed. When will we start valuing LIFE... I am praying for the families. My heart hurts...

  • SummerBaby

    Ummm where you live? I really hate when people say stuff like that.

  • Trey

    Somewhere where people dont die at a ridiculous rate and NOTHING is done about it

  • ?Sugar&Spice?

    The girl in the video was stomped, Ms Rose. Stomped by hood rapper Lil Reese.

  • SummerBaby

    They have been protesting & been having stop the violence rallies! The media just doesn't show it.

  • ?Sugar&Spice?

    I wouldn't come out; these mofos are crazy!

  • Trey

    They need to bring the national guard through there and set a mandortory curfew

  • iWasteTime

    hey abby.
    What day and city is the protest you organized? If you on the east coast we can link up and I'll hit the streets for you.
    You need a couple of dollars towards the cause? Got a non for set up or a go fund me?

  • http://theempirefiend.tumblr.com/ Bird

    That's real nice of Chief Keef and errthang, but thanks, no thanks. The concert will be a powerful bullet magnet. Bullets from around the world will be attracted to that event. If he really wants to honor that baby, he should renounce his gang ties and stop posting sizzurp slurping pics on social media influencing Chicago youth to throw their lives down the toilet.

  • SummerBaby

    That happens once to me last week.

  • Sasha586

    Well I reside in Detroit and while there is still some work to do, I have seen a vast improvement in my city. And I'm not sure where you live, but none of the citizens of the city condone the violence and are doing things about it. Not just protesting and marching, but are actually in the city doing things to make a difference. These things are just not reported on the news like the violence is.

  • https://www.etsy.com/shop/AMarieNaturals Lovezoe

    Guess they auditioning for LHHH MIA.

  • SummerBaby

    Good for you!

  • Trey

    These incidents in Chicago have been going on for years and there is no sign that they are improving.

  • Northside Zeta

    There are rallies and marches. One organization went out and walked the streets in Englewood over the 4th and thanks to their efforts there were no shootings in Englewood over the holiday.

  • PettyEyezPrime

    My heart goes out to the families. So sad when innocent children get caught in the crossfire. Bullets have no name and people can be so heartless. I've never heard of so much weight on a president's shoulders IMO. Obama supposed to fix LIFE, run the COUNTRY, entertain the masses AND still take care of his family while pleasing everyone at the same damn time.

  • Trey

    I know...good for me and my children

  • Femme404

    Its not??

  • PettyEyezPrime

    Birdman is a lover scorned. Real bish move throwing liquor. He went to see his baby perform and didn't get the reconciliation he wanted. So he lashed out. At least that's how I see it. LOL

  • Letmecommentbeforeicant

    RIP to the child. It's one thing when adults kill one another. But, when innocent children lose their life. Smh. God has a new angel though. ??

  • yallcrazy

    The father of the child's name is nephew boo boo. I went to his FB page and he is posting a lot of his grief. It is so sad that this has happened but all this trying to be hard and glamorizing being ignorant is not cute. That father need to pay tribute to his kid by getting a H.S diploma and then a college degree. And quit all that stupid hood stuff. There is a song on his video tributes to his son, I'm wondering is he trying to get a record deal because he keeps playing it a lot. Im trying to make it out the hood...is how the song goes.

  • mzmystic

    Someone said he's auditioning to replace NeNe on RHOA ???

  • Vonn

    So you want to bomb an entire city & kill thousands of innocent people?

  • PettyEyezPrime

    The media wants to portray only the negative. The rarely, if ever show the positive when it comes to black "hoods".

  • yallcrazy

    I saw that. That Cabo rapper. They shot him and then ran over a 1yr old while trying to get away. That definitely shouldn't have been posted. Very graphic

  • https://www.etsy.com/shop/AMarieNaturals Lovezoe

    So heartbreaking. People dying over stupid mess.

  • https://www.etsy.com/shop/AMarieNaturals Lovezoe

    ????????????

  • https://www.etsy.com/shop/AMarieNaturals Lovezoe

    I won't watch stuff like that.

  • SummerBaby

    I need a new post because this Chicago slander got my pressure up. ???

  • https://www.etsy.com/shop/AMarieNaturals Lovezoe

    Who saw the video of the Mike brown "art" exhibit? Made me mad.

  • Femme404

    I always wondered how things would play out if they ever came in contact with each other. I'm not surprised at Birdman nor Wayne's reaction. Wayne knows.

  • SummerBaby

    I saw that! It broke my heart. ?

  • GTFOHWTBS

    Why are so many black men uneducated and
    criminals. Perhaps their no good mother(s) and father(s) have the
    answer. #scum

  • yallcrazy

    Yes! Exactly!! That father of the child need to do the same

  • Northside Zeta

    I have been following his story and I have mixed feelings. It is clear he loved his son and I felt bad for the way the mayor and different people basically said it was his fault his son died. His instagram is straight foolishness. He really needs to not give any more iinterviews, because he isn't doing himself any favors.

  • SummerBaby

    Y'all trippin in this post! This is utterly ridiculous. ???

  • PettyEyezPrime

    When artists or other famous people step up or speak out they get backlash. When they do nothing they get backlash. I'm not saying Chief Keef should be the poster boy for anti violence but he has lived the life and at THIS moment he is trying to do something positive. Should he not be able to turn his life around because of decisions he's made in his younger stupid years? The record labels exploit young black men off this type of lifestyle and that's ok? Many RAPPERS have and still have criminal ties. Just my opinion though.

  • Di Ana

    Do yall spot the troll in here?

  • AllmylifeIhadtofight

    ??? I'm over here hollering. Went to get his baby back.

  • Femme404

    ...

  • AllmylifeIhadtofight

    Bye!!! Right now go to da kona

  • iWasteTime

    there are 2 of them ...
    #scum
    #dropabomb

  • Di Ana

    Bring the RAID and fly swopper.

  • yallcrazy

    Exactly. That's what I said too. He is on there being very ignorant smoking weed, laughing while they pulling his baby to the grave site. Those videos are disgusting and show his ignorance. I do believe he loves his child too though but he's so ignorant he cant help it. He trying to look hard for those people out there when he just need to fall back and get off social media. And I think he's trying to get a record deal with that stupid song he keeps playing.

  • https://www.etsy.com/shop/AMarieNaturals Lovezoe

    Clarify.

  • Liz

    Yes indeed...we need to bomb cities, most black men are now criminals... Why does this always seem to happen. Foolishness happens that doesn't mean it has to define a whole subset of people cause if that's the case there are quite a few other groups well ahead of blacks in that line.

  • @kabyeyou

    someone is going to die at this concert, its Chicago

  • yallcrazy

    And did you see his prior FB page he was on there selling weed and flashing money? He erased all that now. Just dumb as hell.

  • SummerBaby

    They straight pissing me off!

  • https://www.etsy.com/shop/AMarieNaturals Lovezoe

    Hopefully when the Obamas leave office they can dedicate their time to helping cities like Chixago, Detroit, Baltimore, DC excel. Won't have to worry about being partial.

  • AllmylifeIhadtofight

    If you don't feed them, theY will die.

  • iWasteTime

    I know and I'm sorry

  • SummerBaby

    That's exactly what I expect to happen.

  • https://www.etsy.com/shop/AMarieNaturals Lovezoe

    It makes me not even want to come to the garden. Our people are put down enough by others.

  • SummerBaby

    Thanks but it's not your fault.

  • Di Ana

    I wonder how come Sandra don't put them in mod.... it seems like she always putting the wrong folks in mod.

  • AllmylifeIhadtofight

    BYE ??. No you didn't show the wedding pics!

  • SummerBaby

    I might have to take a break myself.

  • http://theempirefiend.tumblr.com/ Bird

    Did he??? Not the LHH/BBW/RHOA move. Birdman is a riot! Now he's trying not to honor the end of Tyga's contract because his album flopped. He make his own rules.

  • Northside Zeta

    Yeah, I saw that mess on Facebook and it has been reported in the Tribune. I think he is trying to get a record deal. I saw where he was repping Glo gang and Capo sent him a message on instagram. The selfies he took at the funeral had me shaking my head.

  • MzKeriBabee

    Yeah it was pretty bad. I cut it off cause I just didn't feel right watching it :(

  • MzKeriBabee

    Yeah not worth it...

  • AllmylifeIhadtofight

    I know but don't pay them any mind. Fla the comment and keep going. The sad thing is it's prob not even an other typing. Ppl with lonely lives and mental issues do anything for attention.

  • PettyEyezPrime

    Research the amount of SINGLE WHITE WOMEN on assistance.

  • Femme404

    Sandra!!!

  • http://theempirefiend.tumblr.com/ Bird

    LMAO!!! No you didn't call that a wedding pic. Let me get from round here for yall get me fired.

  • WHITTYwithWORDS

    They aren't even clever tho....I mean broaden your vocabulary. Girl please and bye....you tried, you failed and you need to reevaluate life...#lowerleveledhumanbeings

  • AllmylifeIhadtofight

    Wasn't he???

  • yallcrazy

    That would be beautiful. I hope so. But you know what though. All us common sense black folk need to help too. This gone take a village to get our kids together. I want to help. This guy I know has a center where he does things for the community I want to ask him for a every Sat session for like 2 hours to talk to young girls. Talk about all this anger and fighting, talk about different things. That's why I stop posting stuff on FB and saying oh that's a shame...don't say nothing about it if youre not going to physically do something about it..you know what I mean...I just want to try and do something

  • iWasteTime

    this is the truth. if they were better at it, it could be fun.

  • Trey

    I'm being facetious....but I wouldnt mind the military stepping in

  • PettyEyezPrime

    Wayne probably looked him in his eyes and kept rapping. That broke Birdman down inside. The only thing he could do was throw that drink. He wants attention like a lot of females.

  • http://theempirefiend.tumblr.com/ Bird

    I don't know if anyone knows what to do. It would take huge systemic changes and would require the quarantine of the current batch of lost souls to stop the epidemic from continuing to spread. It would require the forced sterilization of drug addicts and at least temporary sterilization of impoverished teenagers, boys and girls. Super popular dudes like Chief Keef and the "victim" would have to be scrubbed from social media. The issue is SOOOO big. No one is ready to admit or accept the drastic measures that would be required to fix it.

  • https://www.etsy.com/shop/AMarieNaturals Lovezoe

    Got braids less than a month ago, and TWO have slipped out. One in the middle if my head. Gone have to take then out.

  • PettyEyezPrime

    It amazes me how people have all the answers but have yet to lift a finger or a foot to do any real work.

  • https://www.etsy.com/shop/AMarieNaturals Lovezoe

    New post.

  • http://theempirefiend.tumblr.com/ Bird

    Because they are small cities. Chicago is a huge city which means bigger numbers. Sure 10 people getting shot in Cleveland in a weekend is bad, but 50 in Chicago overshadows it.

  • Femme404

    I swear I have an involuntary reaction to stupidity. I don't read it. My eyes skim right over it. if I get to sentence two and that chit doesn't make sense I automatically stop reading.

  • WHITTYwithWORDS

    Hello!?! Don't let the fonts fool you, we play around but are educated and so that dumb mess I couldnt careless about.

  • Di Ana

    Thanks, I'm going upstairs now.

  • Femme404

    Me either! Chit don't bother me.

  • Divame

    Everyone's trying to take the high ground and ignore the elephant in the room.... I know chief keef cares more about his boy than that random stranger baby. The concert is really for his boy, not that baby. Let's be honest with ourselves smh

  • WHITTYwithWORDS

    I get that THE PRESIDENT is from Chicago but Chicago crime is not going to be fixed solely by him. If he focused just on Chicago then you would say he is focusing too much on Chicago. How about the ones committing the crimes have enough self-respect and stop killing their brothers, sisters and babies. You can try and stop crime all you want but until the mind frame changes it wont get any better. It takes a special lowered human being to run over a stroller with a baby in it.

  • Full Monty

    Well if he care so much, then maybe he should STOP glorifying gang violence.

  • Yardgirl

    I agree Bird. It just makes me sad though.

  • NSYDEOUT

    So, what gets me is that while in our mid 30's, you still have folks claiming they hood and ish. My thing is, where is it getting u and why are u letting it define u rather than u defining yourself? My friend's husband (and herself) who's always trying to show how hood I'm not and how hood he is asks me "Do you know what "loud" is? I shrugged and said, no, with such disinterest. He says, it's weed and starts laughing. Pregnant with other matters on my mind, I muster up a response... "Oh, ok....hmmmm......uhummm, hmmmm.....my quality of life just GOT even better because u shared a new word with me for a plant that's 1000s of years old and every color, creed and character has smoked it at some point. Thanks!! At this point, I'm over it. To constantly prove how hood/not hood u are is an insecurity.

    I'm me, all day everyday. I define me and don't have to adjust to what someone feels I should be, which would limit who u truly are. This is why I can't understand why folks want to hold onto something or anything for that matter that isn't positively indentifying , well, not the way they want to portray what being "hood" is.

    ENDS RANT, Whew, :-)

    Hey yall! Happy Monday!

  • Sassy24

    You are a clown

  • Str8tUpMenace

    ^^^^^^^^^^^THIS. Between Birdman, and his side ho, Young Thug constantly throwing shots at Lil Wayne, to Lil Wayne saying "Fugg it" and moving out of the marital home, and now Birdman throwing drinks and chit. Lawd, sounds like Steebie J, Mimi and Jose all over again. Young Thug is Jose in this case, cuz well um, he's a dude, and ion know WTF he be saying.

  • Unita Lucinda “Lucy” Freebush

    Bytchy. Bytchassness. I swear I have never seen any man (other than a queen) throw a drink on another male.

  • SugarFoot a.k.a Ty

    My city....hurts my heart :(

  • That’s Interesting

    The family of the poor baby shouldn't accept anything from him. If it weren't for him and his "associates" Dillan would still be alive. He had his hands in the murder and now he wants to get some redemption. No thanks.

  • That’s Interesting

    The money goes to the baby's family.

  • nucynu25

    I remember seeing that vid, it was horrible

  • 50 Shades of White

    The f--k?! ??

  • 50 Shades of White

    Does he think that he can't be arrested and extradited to Chicago?

  • KayDot

    I agree!

  • KayDot

    Where can i find it? Is it on YouTube?

  • <3 LoveDreamLive <3

    So much truth above....

  • Unita Lucinda “Lucy” Freebush

    You could have a traffic, weed, etc., offense. And sometimes it's costly to extradite for a "minor" offense, or the municipality may deem it costly.

  • ?Sugar&Spice?

    and Russell Simmons defended him.

  • Cheddup Already Damn

    RIP to this little baby and last week's 7 year old. ????

    This wrapper can go suck a duck. Fugg outta here. You're one part of the problem. Stay in Cali.

  • Xsjado

    Prayers to the family..

  • sealsaa

    His music glorifies the same violence that got this innocent baby and his dumb ass cousin killed. No thank you.

  • Unita Lucinda “Lucy” Freebush

    Exactly. There is no sensationalism, which equates to no news.

  • http://theempirefiend.tumblr.com/ Bird

    I fully expect that. I would be disappointed beyond belief if it didn't happen.

  • http://theempirefiend.tumblr.com/ Bird

    Dang, I already made my comment before I seent this one.

  • http://theempirefiend.tumblr.com/ Bird

    Ha! Someone who shall remain nameless actually used to taunt me with, "You ain't street!" I be like o_O, nucca is that supposed to be an insult? I'm a grown arse woman with kids. What I look striving for punk arse street cred?

  • http://www.tiffanyinthecity.wordpress.com/ Tiffanyinthecity

    Hmmm....hologram? Not sure how that's going to work but he gets an A for effort. I don't even want to visit Chicago because of the violence. These fools just shoot at anything!

  • JerseyMom

    I accidentally clicked on a video and watched this young man take his last breath. I will never be the same.

  • NSYDEOUT

    THANK YOU!!!! Like, do you not realize we grown with real shyt going on here?? I mean, we supposed to do dumb shyt all day to remain real? I'm trying to "get" so I don't get "got " without food, lights, car and a roof! I don't really see other races doing that when they reach a level.

  • Chitsngiggles

    This why I stays my ass in the house. Before I moved here folks said to stay from the west side, but the south side is where all the violence goes down. I pray everyday God finds a way for my family and I to leave.

  • https://www.etsy.com/shop/AMarieNaturals Lovezoe

    Look on Twitter. That's where I saw it.

  • http://theempirefiend.tumblr.com/ Bird

    Me too girl.

  • http://theempirefiend.tumblr.com/ Bird

    Chief Keef is not in the process of turning his life around. IJS

  • Mars Blackman

    thats because there is no one that resides in those cities...each one of those cities dont have the population of Chicago...its based per capita. Now secondly, why would you want to be glorified by murders? you gotta change your goals..

  • Lorenzo Chaps

    Aint no way in hell I'd step foot back in Chicago. They can have that mess. I mean to follow some of these young people on IG, all they talk about is nig this nig that, shooting somebody who doesn't agree with them, and reppin their gang. It's so ridiculous. There was video of Capo taking his last breaths on that sidewalk. To sit and watch that, all I could do was SMH.

  • Lorenzo Chaps

    I watched it 3 times because it was so unbelievable. I don't doubt he himself has taken a life. Guns are no joke. Being irrational is no joke, it's actually inmature. So you have a city full of irrational kid like adults with guns who won't think twice about killing you.

  • Lorenzo Chaps

    What do you me sweetie? There is no solution to that Chiraq or Chicago nonsense. Since I was kid living there, thru elementary and high school, the discussions have been the same: what do we do? Absolutely schit, once you move of course. Let them have it. You can't help a bunch of nothing minded folks who will KILL YOU if you even look at them wrong. It would be wasted time and resources.

  • Lorenzo Chaps

    No ma'am. When the Obama's leave office, they're going to focus on raising their family. Chicago is not Obama's problem. His home is located in the Kenwood area. And although they want to paint that area as this or that, it's extremely dangerous all up and through that area, million dollar homes or not.

    I'm not in opposition of them helping, I just figure after being raised their as a kid through age 16, the conversation have been the same and the crimes are getting worse. There's absolutely nothing Obama can do that would help. These folks have to stop waiting to rescued by some ill govt program. Free Obama. Free my nig Lilchuck. Free lil chichi.

  • Lorenzo Chaps

    It's too far gone. They're evil, atrocious, and degenerates at this point. I don't stand in the way of anyone trying to help though.

  • Femme404

    I can't STAND negros like this. I talk over their heads on purpose.

  • product of 79

    Jesus? that is crazy the same guy killed her and some1 else ? RIP?

  • product of 79

    HOLLERING LOL ?

  • Nia

    Yeah, I don't know what you're talk about with the President Obama stuff but Chief Keef can stay his raggedy a$$ in California. We don't need him or his hologram here.

  • Nia

    Chief Keef started some of the beef that's going on on the south side. He can set up a gofundme and sit his behind down.

  • Lorenzo Chaps

    right. I'm thinking it's more of his gang ties and that foolishness.

  • sunni_daze

    Only if #BlackLivesMattered in Chicago.