Chief Keef Confirms Being Dropped From Interscope Records on Twitter
Chief Keef took to Twitter on Tuesday, Oct. 21, to confirm that he's been dropped from Interscope Records.
"I been dropped for a week now," he said in a text conversation, which he posted on Twitter.
Bro ass is LuckilySlow pic.twitter.com/7g8C1NwLrn— AlmightySo (@ChiefKeef) October 21, 2014
He continued, alluding to Interscope not paying him and hinting at a connection between Jimmy Iovine's departure and his status. "Laughing because to me I been Dropped. mfs ain’t help me Pay no Mf Bills," he tweeted. He continued: "100% of everything goes to me now Jimmy it was cool splitting it with U But u gave yo spot up!"
Laughing because to me I been Dropped. mfs ain't help me Pay no Mf Bills— AlmightySo (@ChiefKeef) October 21, 2014
Ain't shit gone stop Jus gets Better and bigger!— AlmightySo (@ChiefKeef) October 21, 2014
100% of everything goes to me now Jimmy it was cool splitting it with U But u gave yo spot up!— AlmightySo (@ChiefKeef) October 21, 2014
Tension between Interscope and Keef has reportedly been brewing since the rapper found himself in legal issues in 2013, a year after signing to the major label in 2012. Keef moved from Chicago to Los Angeles, and spent time earlier this year at a Malibu-based rehab facility after testing positive for marijuana in October.
Unfortunately, Keef was released from his contract after arguments intensified between him and the label over his career, according to AllHipHop. "Keef and his people tried to keep the label accountable (once Keef moved to Los Angeles) but Interscope didn't seem interested in dropping a new album. Keef's team tried to have formal meetings but nothing moved," a source told the outlet.
Keef will continue to work on two projects, as he was: his second Back From The Dead mixtape, due on Halloween, and his sophomore album, Bang 3, which features his collaboration with Kanye West ("Nobody") and Tyga ("Now & Later").
Interscope Records has yet to respond to requests for a comment.