Is Chief Keef Naming His New Baby After the Website That's Selling His Album?
Will Chief Keef's newborn baby be named after Hologram USA billionaire Alki David's streaming TV and music platform FilmOn.com? It depends on whether the kid's actually his.
According to a press release sent Thursday, Keef and "his newest baby mama" had agreed to name their newborn Sno FilmOn Dot Com Cozart in order to promote Keef's album Bang 3 with FilmOn Music and MondoTunes on September 18.
But then another press release followed, publicly announcing that the baby may not be Keef's after all and so FilmOn.com is retracting the rights to let the mother use the FilmOn Dot Com middle name until the child's paternity is settled.
David said in a statement, "In light of new developments disputing that Chief Keef is the father of Baby Sno, the streaming TV and music platform FilmOn.com is retracting the right to let the mother, Lauren Woods, use the middle name FilmOn Dot Com until paternity is settled. We wish Ms. Woods all the best."
Keef actually released Bang 3, which includes collaborations with A$AP Rocky and Mac Miller, himself earlier this month for stream and download at Datpiff, but it has since been removed. Half of the album is available for purchase on iTunes, however. The second half of the album is due out Sept. 18 and the full double album will also be sold in stores.
Keef and David have been working together to hold hologram benefit concerts to raise money for families affected by violence and charities working to stop the violence in Chicago's South Side, but it has not been easy. An attempted hologram show in Chicago was shut down by mayor Rahm Emanuel and then another concert in nearby Hammond, Ind., was stopped by local police.
Then plans were muddled for a bigger event in the works called the All-Star Stop the Killing Now Hologram Benefit Concert when, according to David, Madison Square Garden backed out of a verbal agreement to participate. (Madison Square Garden denies having ever been involved with Keef and David in the first place.) That concert is supposed to be held in mid September simultaneously in Chicago, New York and Los Angeles, to be live streamed on FilmOn.com.