Rhymefest: Chief Keef Clearly Has Autism, The Media Is Exploiting Him


(AllHipHop News) Chief Keef has often come off as awkward in interviews. It is not clear whether the “I Don’t Like” performer is just shy, not interested in media attention, or something else. But one fellow Chicago rapper has diagnosed Keef with a developmental disorder.

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The Daily Beast interviewed longtime Kanye West collaborator Cheland “Rhymefest” Smith. The article included the Oscar/Grammy winner discussing the press coverage of Keef and other young rap acts.

“I think many rappers these days have afflictions, such as Asperger’s, bipolar disorder, or autism. They need advocates, but we turn it into entertainment. The media is turning autism into entertainment,” said Rhymefest. “When I look at Chief Keef, I clearly see someone who has autism. Look at the way his face is structured, or his insensitivity to violence. He needs an advocate. But someone put him out there and exploited that child.”

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