FilmOn Label Sues Chief Keef Manager & Producers for Millions

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Chief Keef performs as part of the Rock the Bells Tenth Anniversary at San Manuel Amphitheatre on Sept. 7, 2013 in San Bernadino, California.

Chief Keef's associates have been hit with a multi-million dollar lawsuit by his FilmOn label for breach of contract and various management issues following the release of unauthorized music, according to legal documents obtained by Billboard. The story was first reported by HipHopsRevival.com.

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"Since May 2015, Chief Keef has breached the Agreement by arbitrarily and capriciously recording, writing, selling merchandise and performing outside of the Agreement," the lawsuit reads.

The rapper's Glo Gang manager, Idris “Peeda Pan” Abdul Wahid, as well as producers Zaytoven, Metro Boomin', Sonny Digital and DJ Holiday are cited in the suit for their contributions to Chief Keef's recently released projects, Finally Rollin' 2 (which dropped in November) and Nobody 2, released earlier this month. 

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FilmOn founder Alki David said in a statement to Billboard that the lawsuit does not target Chief Keef. 

"FilmOn Music is not suing Keef because we do not believe in suing talent," he said. "We believe Keef has once again mislead by his management. We have filed a lawsuit against his management company plus all the vendors and producers who have knowingly interfered with his 360 Recording Contract with FilmOn Music." 

Chief Keef's contract with FilmOn is currently suspended over management issues.