In light of the recent murder of Chicago rapper Lil Jojo, Pitchfork.tv has removed Chief Keef's "Selector" video, which features him freestyling and bucking shots at a gun range. Since the crime rate in Chicago is growing, along with the fact that Chief Keef is currently being investigated in Lil Jojo's shooting, Pitchfork Editor-in-Chief Mark Richards felt it was only right to remove the gun-filled footage of the young spitter.
He issued the following statement regarding the matter:
"'Selector' is a Pitchfork.tv show in which we interview rappers and watch them freestyle over beats. We often try to conduct these shows in unusual locations, and several months ago we interviewed Chief Keef at a gun range in New York City. This concept was rushed and never should have happened...but this particular episode was insensitive and irresponsible. Given recent news regarding the shooting of Chicago rapper Lil JoJo and the investigation of people involved in Chicago's rap scene, this seems like the right time to express our regrets regarding that episode. We apologize for this mistake and have removed the video from our archives."