In past years, three college students have lived a relatively quiet existence inside a modest north Minneapolis home. A Tweet from a nationally known rapper now living in Los Angeles changed that in an instant last Friday afternoon.
Twenty-year-old rapper and Chicago native Chief Keef, who boasts more than one million Twitter followers, posted a Bryant Avenue North address on his account and urged people to "throw eggs and shit in a bag and rocks and all that at this address."
Keef has yet to explain the reason for targeting the specific house. The Tweet has since been deleted. However, it's suspected the rapper, who just months ago led a campaign to "stop the violence, stop nonsense," did it because of some behind-the-scenes hip-hop beef.
But Keef had the wrong address. The three female residents share no connection to the music star or his petty beefs.
When news of the misinformed directive starting making the rounds Friday, one Facebook post read, "It has kids here putting it all over fb and sharing telling others to join in it so lock your damn doors!"
An untold number of fans descended upon the home to check things out in the coming hours. One Keef-inspired passerby even took a video and posted it on social media.
Minneapolis police squads were parked outside the home to see to it that no shenanigans took place.
Upon seeing officers out front, one Keef Twitter follower reported back: "that block hot."
To which Keef responded, "They might Have the Police looking for me."
Keef, whose real name is Keith Cozart, has had entanglements with authorities dating back several years. In 2011, he was charged with three counts of aggravated assault with a firearm on a police officer and aggravated unlawful use of a weapon. Less than a year later, Chicago Police were investigating him for a possible connection in the shooting death of fellow rapper Joseph Coleman.