Chief Keef's Grandmother: My Grandson Is No Gangster

Rapper's granny denies his role in Lil JoJo murder.

Posted: 09/11/2012 02:12 PM EDT

Chief Keef has found himself mired in a discussion about the perils of gangster rap after one of his rivals, 18-year-old Lil JoJo, was gunned down in the street last week. But according to Keef's grandmother, with whom he lives in Chicago, the buzzed about rapper isn't the thugged-out gangster he portrays in rhyme. Rather, Keef, neè Keith Cozart, is just an ordinary 17-year-old who spends his time playing loud music, raiding granny's refrigerator and hanging out with girls.

"How can he be doing all that gang stuff when he’s always home and when he’s not at home he's out of town with me or his uncle?" Keef's grandmother Margaret Carter told the Chicago Sun-Times in a recent interview. "And where’s this gang at? In my kitchen? In my basement? Where they at? In my refrigerator where he go all the time?"

"Look, I’m Granny. That’s what they call me and I didn’t grow up with none of that mess. That don’t go in my godd--- house," she added. "Let’s be real, I’m always saying, 'Cut that down, turn that off, that’s too loud' when he's doing all that music... And girls is his thing. Girls, girls, girls. I get sick of all them girls."

Chicago police investigating Lil JoJo's death reportedly began looking into Keef and his associates Lil Durk and Lil Reese after Keef posted inflammatory remarks mocking JoJo's killing on Twitter. Keef has boasted of association with the Englewood gang Black Disciples, while JoJo was known to run with members of rival group Gangsta Disciples.

Keef later backed off the Twitter remarks, claiming his account had been hacked.

"I didn’t know him but he young jus like me," Keef wrote of JoJo on Saturday. "i can assure everyone that i had nothin 2 do with this tragedy tho. my twitter acct was hacked... My prayers go out 2 Jojo’s family on their loss."

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