Something has gone terribly wrong. Or, perhaps in some cruel way, something has gone right. Last week, while most of the black internet was deep in an oil sheen-induced haze caused by appearances and speeches by the Obamas, our favorite celebrities, another black youth was murdered.
This wasn’t your typical, anonymous shooting, though. Nor was it another honor roll student at the wrong place at the wrong time scenario that warrants a local news crew or two. No. Rather, 17-year-old, Joseph “Lil JoJo” Coleman was gunned down while riding a bike. Coleman was an aspiring rapper who allegedly had beef with another Chicago rapper, 18-year-old Chief Keef, whose song “That Shit I Don’t Like” not only made him a Youtube sensation and the muse for a Kanye remix, but got him a record deal with Interscope Records.
Keef is now being investigated by the Chicago Police Department for his potential involvement in the death of Coleman. Why? Because after Keef got word that Coleman had been killed, he allegedly posted a message mocking the death on Twitter.