Several weeks have passed since the untimely death of Chicago rapper Lil’ JoJo. Englewood resident Lil’ JoJo, born Joseph Coleman, was murdered in a hail of gunfire in a drive-by shooting as he was riding on the back pegs of a friend’s bike. Witnesses described the vehicle as a tan, older model, four-door Ford Taurus that was riding low in the back, according to the Chicago Sun Times.
As the investigation continues, no suspects have been announced. Many have speculated Glory Boyz Entertainment members Chief Keef and Lil’ JoJo are responsible for the 18-year-old emcee’s death.
Some key evidence could possibly implicate the young Chicago emcees in the crime.
A video is circulating on the Internet showing Lil Jojo and Keef’s associate Lil’ Reese getting into a war of words. This event occurred hours before Coleman was murdered. The video may serve as evidence for authorities in pinpointing Coleman’s murderer.
Coleman tweeted a Youtube video of himself verbally assaulting Lil’ Reese with a barrage of expletives at 4:04 p.m. Lil’ Reese responded several times in the video that he would kill Lil’ JoJo.
A glimpse at Lil JoJo’s twitter reveals the 16-year-old emcee traded shots with the Chief Keef protégé. Coleman directly tweeted Reese’s Twitter account and sent the rival emcee a series of insults:
“I am out here on my 2 feets way b*tch @LilReese300,” Coleman wrote.
A crucial piece of evidence of Lil’ Reece’s connection to Coleman’s murder was retweeted by Coleman himself at 4:50 p.m.
Reece wrote that he had “goons” who would handle Coleman.
“LilReese300: @OsoArrogantJoJo ay u f*ckin opp I got goons in Miami dat will handle u ask my n—- @muneyjordan he do too lmao.”
Coleman tweeted his location nearly three hours before his untimely demise at 5:13 p.m. He wrote on his Twitter account, “Im on #069 Im Out Here.”
It was no secret to Coleman’s mother Robin Russell that there was word of a bounty on her son’s head circulating on the street, according to the Sun Times.
There were people, Russell said, willing to pay for her son’s murder, according to the Sun Times.
Coleman’s aunt Sonia Mares-DuBose told the Sun Times the family was well aware of Chief Keef’s tweets following the murder.
“How do you go on Twitter and brag about it?”
Chief Keef, laughed at news of Coleman’s death on his Twitter account. An insensitive tweet written following the death insinuates the rapper may have ordered the hit.
“hahahahahhahahahahahahahaahhAAHAHAHAHA #RichNi**aShit,” Keef wrote. “Its Sad Cuz Dat N***a Jojo Wanted To Be Jus Like Us #LMAO.”
Members of Brick Squad, namely Lil’ JoJo’s half brother Jonathon Coleman, took to social media to attack Chief Keef and his associates. Brick Squad is a faction of Chicago street gang Gangster’s Disciples.
Jonathon Coleman went on a Twitter rant following his brother’s murder and seemingly pinned the blame on Glory Boyz Entertainment.
Jonathon Coleman instagrammed a screenshot of Lil’ Reese from the day of altercation and wrote, “We gone put this on a shirt. Oms”
The slain emcee’s brother directly tweeted Lil’ Reese writing, “sh*t is o v a boa. I aint gon talk. Imma jus show u sum.”
Jonathon Coleman next attacked Chief Keef and his associates writing, “For all you GBE ni**as. You betta be real careful we’re da fu*k you at tnight. Sh*t is real out here.”
Chief Keef responded to the backlash on Twitter writing, “Ni**as dry snitching #ShhhhhhhhBrickboyz.”
Chicago police are continuing their investigation into Coleman’s murder and have members of the Black Disciples pinpointed as prime suspects. Keef and Lil Reese are affiliated with the gang and can be heard occasionally referencing the “3 hunna (300)” in songs.