Rapper 50 Cent saw vast potential in fellow rapper Chief Keef early in the Chicago rapper’s career, but soon realized he couldn’t mentor the teen the way he wished he could.
Fif recently chopped it up with Connecticut’s HOT 93.7, where he revealed that Keef didn’t adhere to the advice he gave.
“I actually was attracted to the Chief Keef thing. Cause I was like, ‘I can help him. I know what to do. Just do this.’ He didn’t listen…He’s a man…So, when I talk to him, [he] don’t have to take it. I’m not his father. That’s his business. It’s certain things that I look at and go ‘If you play your hand this way, you can be good. If you go them other ways, you gon’ have a hard time.’ And them bumps in the road they’re there for you. It’s not like you exempt.”
The “Candy Shop” rapper also gave an inside account of the evolution of rappers from the time they start gaining fame.
“Chief Keef’s project is the 50 Cent project,” he revealed. “It’s the same project. In the beginning, he’s completely influenced by the environment. That’s the nightmare. He’s gonna go through what actually happened. And he’s gonna get bumped around. If you catch on and you start to actually say, ‘What’s the [roof] of the situation? I want to be at the highest point I can actually take it in this actual situation.’ And you stop being conscious of your actions and things that’s going on around you then you can actually evolve into something significant.”
Legendary Rapper/Producer Master P also said a very similar thing about Chief Keef while speaking with Power 105.1 in NY’ The Breakfast Club.
Check around the 12:30 mark to see what P had to say about Chief.
Chief Keef has a lot of older more prominent rappers rooting for his success, hopefully he doesn’t have to learn about life the hard way. Chief Keef is a huge example for so many young men out here today, pay attention to those who want to help mentor and guide you. This life isn’t easy.