Chicago, IL – Chief Keef suffered yet another tragic loss over the weekend after his grandmother, Margaret Louise Carter, passed away.
The Chicago-bred rapper took to Instagram on Sunday (March 13) to express his devastation over the sudden death of his beloved “granny,” writing a heartfelt tribute to the woman who helped raise him.
“Im so happy i got to make you proud granny never thought this would happen to me,” he wrote. “cant believe my grammy just dipped on me, ima miss you too much and im sorry grandma i really i am. i would give all this shit up just to start over because i know what to do now.”
He added, “LOUISE sorry about everything i took you through growing up. I hope heaven got facebook for you. I thought you would live til atleast 98 granny!”
Chief Keef accompanied his message with numerous photos and videos, including footage of him buying his grandmother a brand new Range Rover and a recent picture of him hugging her.
“if i woulda knew that christmas hug was our last hug i woulda held on longer granny i woulda not let you go no where,” he continued. “Ill always remember you dont like ‘fixing to’ ima be like nike on everything im doing and ima ‘just do it.’”
Keef also revealed he used his income from music to help make life more comfortable for his grandmother, writing, “Oh yeah i retired my granny 11 years ago.”
Chief Keef’s Instagram post received thousands of messages of support from fans, including some of his rap peers such as Chance The Rapper, Mike WiLL Made-It, G Herbo, Lil Reese and Tadoe.
While details surrounding her death remain unclear, Margaret Louise Carter played an integral role in Chief Keef’s life from a young age and was a devoted supporter of his music career, even in the midst of grave allegations.
In 2012, when the emerging Chicago drill rap pioneer was being investigated for the murder of fellow teen rapper Joseph “Lil Jojo” Coleman, with whom he was feuding, Carter strongly defended her grandson against accusations of him being a gun-toting gang member.
“How can he be doing all that gang stuff when he’s always home and when he’s not at home he’s out of town with me or his uncle,” she told the Chicago Sun-Times. “And where’s this gang at? In my kitchen? In my basement? Where they at? In my refrigerator where he go all the time?”
Margaret Louise Carter also helped steer her grandson in the right direction, particularly during his 2012 house arrest stemming from a weapons charge the previous year.
“Look, I’m granny. That’s what they call me and I didn’t grow up with none of that mess. That don’t go in my godamn house,” she said. “I be on his ass all the time. I’m on his ass now. I tell him, ‘Things will not go right if you don’t do it right.’”
In fact, it was at his grandmother’s home where Chief Keef filmed breakout videos such as “I Don’t Like” and “Love Sosa.” Carter even made a cameo at the beginning of his video for “Everyday’s Halloween.”
“I don’t know who gon’ get famous for this shit, but I know one thing,” she deadpanned to the camera while tearing open a food package. “When they make it, they’re leaving.”