Desperate for Fame and Followers: Internet Beefs Rage

From video beat-downs to Twitter gang wars, social media exposes and escalates violence and bad behavior.

Qawmane Wilson, aka Young QC
Qawmane Wilson, aka Young QC Instagram

Rapper Lil Jojo was at war. For months in 2012, the Chicago teen had been engaging in a social media beef with rival rappers Lil Reese, Lil Durk and Chief Keef, as well as with the Black Disciple street gang.

As with most battles, Lil Jojo turned up the heat and dropped the gun-toting video “3hunna K” as a diss to Chief Keef and his associates. He also claimed that he and his crew were BDK, Black Disciple Killers.

Two days later disturbing footage emerged. It was a shaky video of Lil Jojo and his crew rolling up on Lil Reese, standing outside.

On the video you can hear Lil Jojo’s crew calling Lil Reese a b—h. Lil Reese begins moving toward a car. A voice can be heard yelling, “I’m going to kill you.”

At 3:13 p.m. that same day, Lil Jojo took to Twitter to let his followers know that he was on enemy turf.

Im on #069 Im Out Here” he tweeted, indicating that he was on 69th Street in the Englewood neighborhood of Chicago.

At 7:30 p.m. Lil Jojo was shot and killed. His body was found near 69th Street.

Hours after the murder, on Chief Keef’s Twitter account a message was posted: “Its Sad Cuz Dat N—- Jojo Wanted To Be Jus Like Us #LMAO.”

He would later claim his account had been hacked.