CHICAGO — Rapper Chief Keef says he is running for mayor of Chicago. He announced his intentions on Twitter on Monday.
He also posted a photo to Instagram:
Keef is angry with Mayor Rahm Emanuel for canceling a concert because the mayor’s office said it posed a significant public safety risk.
“Yall gonna love me in the Office (sic),” Keef said in his Tweet.
Emanuel was sworn in for a four year term in May.
The concert was held in Hammond, Ind., on Saturday, but it only lasted four minutes before police shut it down.
Keef had to appear by hologram from Beverly Hills. He was unable to attend the concert in person because of outstanding warrants for his arrest in the city of Chicago.
Critics say Chief Keef’s rap lyrics often promote drug use, gangs and violence.
The concert was intended to raise money for Dillan Harris, the 13-month-old who was killed by a car trying to outrun police earlier this month.
An associate of Chief Keef, fellow Chicago rapper Marvin Carr, had been shot and killed moments before, allegedly by the driver of that car.