AUBURN GRESHAM — The Rev. Michael Pfleger of St. Sabina Church called out Chief Keef on Monday, slamming the Chicago rapper for his planned benefit to raise money for a slain friend and a family who lost a child in a related car crash.
The activist Catholic priest took to Facebook to blame Chief Keef, whose real name is Keith Cozart.
"Chief Keef has announced that he will hold a benefit concert to raise funds for his friend and the Baby who were killed this past weekend....REALLY...Chief Keef is one of the reasons we have all this violence," Pfleger posted on Facebook Monday morning.
"he has been one of the encourager's of the Violence.....Instead of having a concert...why doesn't he Man Up and acknowledge it's time to stop this violence and Apologize for his part in it!!!! we don't need a concert...we need PEACE......7 DEAD and 24 SHOT this weekend and he wants to do a concert.....Chief Keef....SHUT UP!!!!!"
Shamus Toomey discusses the shooting and nearby fatal crash:
Over the weekend, Dillan Harris, who turned 1 in May, was struck by a car in the 6300 block of South Ellis Avenue in Woodlawn. Dillan was being pushed in his stroller when a car full of people hit him before crashing shortly after, witnesses said. Police believe that the driver was fleeing the scene of a shooting. The victim in that shooting, Chicago rapper Capo, was a friend of Chief Keef.
Antoine Watkins, 21, of the 8100 block of South Bennett Avenue, was charged with one felony count of murder and one misdemeanor count for attempting to run from police in Harris' death, police said.
Keef wants to put on a free concert on Friday to remember both the child and his friend. He will perform through a hologram from a stage in California. Those attending will be asked to make a donation to benefit Dillan's family.
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