Chief Keef Shot 6 Times and Killed? Dies in Chicago? Nope, it’s Just a Hoax from ‘Satire’ Website Daily Leakz

Another viral Twitter rumor claims rapper Chief Keef was shot six times and died, but it’s just a hoax from DailyLeakz.com. He’s been tweeting all day Friday.

DailyLeakz is a “satire” website that shouldn’t be taken seriously.  The fake article (here’s a cached version if you can’t access it) was posted nearly a week ago, and it’s also worth noting that the article spells Chief Keef’s name wrong as “Cheif Keef” in the headline.

The website is known for posting a hoax article saying rapper Lil Wayne contracted HIV, which is also completely bogus and was refuted by the rapper via Twitter.

The “crime scene” photo at the bottom of the DailyLeakz post was taken from a NY Daily News report about violence in Chicago, unrelated to Chief Keef.

This is the third time this year that Twitter users claimed or questioned whether Keef, born Keith Cozart, was shot. And on Thursday night and early Friday morning, a number of users were saying the Chicago-born rapper was killed.

“@ChiefKeef got shot 6 times just now or nahhhhh ????”???????” one person wrote.

Added another: “So Chief Keef Was Shot & Killed???”

Said another, “Damn chief keef got shot and killed.”

 He wrote on Twitter at around 2:55 p.m. ET: “Word, if you wanna make shit explode. I’m ready to shoot Mars out of the sky with my AR”ok I got a AK! Dm me”

 

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The Associated Press update for Ferguson, Mo. situation:

Missouri Highway Patrol seizes control of Ferguson 
FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — The Missouri Highway Patrol seized control of a St. Louis suburb Thursday, stripping local police of their law-enforcement authority after four days of clashes between officers in riot gear and furious crowds protesting the death of an unarmed black teen shot by an officer.

The intervention, ordered by Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon, came as President Barack Obama spoke publicly for the first time about Saturday’s fatal shooting of Michael Brown and the subsequent violence that shocked the nation and threatened to tear apart Ferguson, a town that is nearly 70 percent black patrolled by a nearly all-white police force.

Obama said there was “no excuse” for violence either against the police or by officers against peaceful protesters.

Nixon’s promise to ease the deep racial tensions was swiftly put to the test as demonstrators gathered again Thursday evening in the neighborhood where looters smashed and burned businesses on Sunday and police repeatedly fired tear gas and smoke bombs.

But the latest protests were a world apart from the earlier demonstrations, with a light, even festive atmosphere and no hint of violence. The streets were filled with music, free food and even laughter.

Protester Cleo Willis said the change was palpable.

“You can feel it. You can see it,” he said. “Now it’s up to us to ride that feeling.”

After a particularly violent Wednesday night, Nixon said local police would no longer be in charge of the area, although they would still be present. He said Highway Patrol Capt. Ron Johnson, who is black, would be in command.

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