5. Lupe Fiasco
Chicago-bred lyricist Lupe Fiasco called it quits on his rap career after getting into a Twitter spat with rapper Chief Keef over the negativity in his song lyrics. Fiasco called Keef out during a radio interview with Baltimore’s 92Q saying, “The murder rate in Chicago is skyrocketing, and you see who’s doing it and perpetrating it–they all look like Chief Keef.”
Afterwards, Keef fired back a hateful tweet, causing Fiasco to try to make peace with the situation. However, he later seemed defeated tweeting, “I can’t bear this no longer…I have spoken peace only 2 receive vitriol and malice in return. My brother seeks destruction my sister seeks attention paths to nothingness. I’d die for them…but they’d probably spit on my grave.” Fiasco later tweeted that his Food & Liquor II: The Great American Rap Album Pt. 1 release would be his last.