Is this too much?
Every Halloween brings its own spate of questionable costumes. Somebody somehow missed the half-century old memo that wearing blackface is not ok. Someone else went as some hacky political joke that garnered more knowing nods than actual laughs. Tthe guy who still quotes Borat (and does it at a volume just over “acceptable”) is going to show up in a costume that relates to a kinky act or the size of his genitals. Tide comes in, tide goes out.
Even among the highest echelons of over-the-line Halloween costumes, though, this one from Chicago teens is outrageous. These gang members dressed as a Chicago rapper they famously murdered and acted out the horrific video footage that was captured of him dying on the sidewalk in broad daylight.
Rapper Capo, who was associated with Chief Keef’s Glory Boyz Entertainment, was murdered back in 2015. It’s widely believed that he was slain by affiliates of Lil Jojo, a rapper who was himself killed in 2012. Jojo’s crew was beefing with Chief Keef’s crew — a fact made plain when Keef laughed about JoJo’s death on Twitter — and several deaths have stemmed from Jojo’s death in a cycle of retributive violence.
Given that GBE’s most-famous member mocked the death of their friend, it’s entirely possible that these dudes don’t see anything wrong with mocking the way in which Keef’s friend died.
The video shows one of the men dressed as Jojo and playing dead on the ground while another person claps over him and tells him to keep his eyes open. The act-out directly mirrors the way in which Capo’s friends and bystanders attempted to keep him awake while they waited for an ambulance before he died.
The bit was sent out via Snapchat with the caption “I’m Cap for Halloween.”
Capo was killed in a drive by shooting when he was just 22 years old. When the shooters attempted to flee the scene, they lost control of their car and collided with a stroller with a one-year-old boy inside of it. He was killed in the collision and two men were arrested by police for the incident.
Chicago’s rap scene and gang life are closely intertwined, and it’s up and coming rappers being involved in shootings is all too common. Just this week, 18-year-old Lil Mouse was shot on the South Side.
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The 18-year-old rapper had a heated rivalry with rapper Slim Jesus, but there’s no word on who was behind the shooting.Mouse’s publicist Victor Foh, Jr. confirmed the incident occurred and that Mouse was on the South Side of Chicago at the time of the statement.
Mouse has a history of being tangled up in gun violence. He even emerged onto the scene with “Get Smoked.” The music video for the track features a 13-year-old Mouse brandishing a variety of weapons while spitting his bars.
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