Lil Keed Destroys Phone Of Fan Trying To Record His Concert

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Who Is Lil Keed? New Details On Rapper Who Destroyed Phone Of Fan Trying To Record His Concert

There are far too many people who want to use a career in hip hop for all the wrong reasons. Fortunately, this is not one of those stories. Who is Lil Keed, and what is he hoping to do with his career in hip hop?

Born Raqhid Render in Atlanta, Georgia, the artist who became known as Lil Keed is currently signed to Young Thug's 300 Entertainment label. Though he's known for his "trap" style of music, his song "Nameless" has already been on the Billboard charts (peaking at No. 42 on the hip hop charts). Keed has also said that he's influenced by a lot of different artists, including Young Thug, the artist who signed him to his label. 

Let's look at what else we know about Lil Keed, and why he's different from other hip hop artists in the industry today. 

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1. He made the news for throwing a phone at a fan. 

According to XXL Magazine, when Lil Keed performed live in Atlanta a few months ago, he told his fans that he didn't like being recorded. That, however, wasn't enough for a certain fan, who continued to record him even after he asked them to stop. That was enough for him to grab the phone from the fan and throw it down to the ground, smashing it into a million pieces. Classy. 

2. Lil Keed's success is considered a huge part of Young Thug's legacy. 

"Keed gets to go further with his peers. He contends with Moneybagg Yo on the hard-edged trap of "Child" and goes toe to toe with Uzi and YNW Melly amid the fluff and flutes of "Pull Up." His coziness on the pop wise "Make U Proud" recalls that of his guru, more than hinting at how well he could anchor a hit like Camila Cabello’s "Havana" or Usher’s "No Limit." And while we likely still have some time before that game-changing crossover moment happens, Long Live Mexico nonetheless does more than present a burgeoning talent to a wider audience," says Vice.com.

3. His brother is also in hip hop.

Despite the persistent rumors that Lil Keed is brothers with Young Thug, The Fader reports that though he's not related to Young Thug, he's brothers with Lil Gotit. 

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4. Lil Keed has some famous fans. 

According to 2 Paragraphs, Lil Keed also has some very famous fans. The outlet reports that LeBron James and his son have recorded videos of themselves dancing to his songs, and shouting him out on their social media sites, as well. 

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5. He recently appeared on stage with Justin Bieber. 

The Georgia State Signal was in the building when Lil Keed appeared on stage with noted culture vulture Justin Bieber, and he was joined by the likes of Machine Gun Kelly (Colson Baker) and Young Thug. Good for him. 

6. Lil Keed wants to use his hip hop career to change the world for the better. 

"Keed sees rapping as a stepping stone for more. He eyes the chance to launch a fashion line and one day star in movies. In the more immediate future, he’s planning another tour and the release of a new project at the beginning of next year. He’s also determined to provide ample opportunities for his daughter, who was born in March. “I don’t gotta prove [I can rap] to nobody,” Keed affirms. “They know I can rap. I’m just trying to use the rap to open up more doors," he told XXL Magazine exclusively.

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Bernadette Giacomazzo is an editor, writer, and photographer whose work has appeared in People, Teen Vogue, Us Weekly, The Source, XXL, HipHopDX, The Los Angeles Times, The New York Post, and more. She is also the author of The Uprising series. For more information about Bernadette Giacomazzo, click here.