Sure lots of people complain about Pitchfork's reviews, but Chicago rapper Chief Keef might have a real bone to pick with the sometimes snobby music site. An interview he did with the site back in June which involved video of Keef at a gun range seems to have directly violated his probation orders, meaning he could be facing jail time.
Prosecutors argued [Keef] violated the probation by having a gun in a video posted online. They pointed to a recorded media interview the rapper did in June at a gun range in New York, where he can be seen with a gun. That’s a probation violation, prosecutors argued, because his probation bans him from having any guns or illegal drugs or associating with gang members.
Pitchfork's interview splices footage of Keef performing a "freestyle" verse with footage of the then 16-year-old shooting a rifle. It's a "tough guy" setting for a "tough guy" rapper.
The offending screen caps:
Chief Keef holding a gun: a violation.
Chief Keef shooting a gun: a violation.
Chief Keef, nee Keith Cozart, is one of the hottest young rappers on the scene, with his legal troubles (and reverence for guns) becoming as much a part of his mythos as his music. He got popular at the beginning of the year while he was still on house arrest for pointing a gun at a police officer. He's now serving 18 months probation while recording new songs for Interscope.