Chief Keef's haters are mad for a plethora of reasons, some justified, many not: His bars aren't strong enough, his success is owed to hipsters and Internet hype, he fulfills a stereotype and glorifies negativity, represents all that is wrong with our inner cities, is stupid, and "makes music for n****s that put their index finger under each word when they read." There's no doubt that his music has an uncomfortably close relationship with violence, albeit one not much different from Wu-Tang, Snoop Dogg or two decades worth of gangster rap.

But it's just a bit over the top. He's a 17-year-old, and while he will make (and has made) his own mistakes, haters have treated him like a one-dimensional caricature from day one. And a lot of the hate is based on perceptions and stereotypes about America's underclass. The media mocked him for wearing the same clothes two days in a row, and Twitter abounds with judgements of his presumed lifestyle.

For months, a false rumor propagated—unsourced, naturally—that Keef has Aspergers syndrom, which was even repeated as "fact" by the editor of a major music website on Twitter. With the arrival of "Love Sosa" (and the increasing perception that Keef may, in fact, not be a one-hit-wonder), convictions have shown some signs of softening, but haters still hate.

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