Chief Keef, the 19-year old rapper who permanently lives life on the wrong side of the law, has been dropped from Interscope. In a series of tweets, Keef made it clear that his relationship with the label was dead in the water: in one deleted post, he referred to record label staff as "white honkies".
Interscope was due to release his new album Back From The Dead 2 in ten days, but it appears that might be off the table.
Some speculate that Chief Keef's rap sheet (of the criminal kind) may have led to Interscope's decision to drop him. The Chicago rapper has a long list of misdemeanours, including possession of a firearm, distribution of heroin and various probation violations. Interscope originally signed him in 2012.
Chief Keef took to Twitter to pour his heart out after the news broke:
Laughing because to me I been Dropped. mfs ain't help me Pay no Mf Bills 😞
AllHipHopreports that there has been bad blood between Keef and Interscope for some time, and his alleged links to a shootout in Chicago earlier this year only served to magnify the problem. Once Keef relocated to LA, closer to Interscope, he assumed that his career would was on the up – but the rapper believes that the label didn't show enough interest in releasing the follow-up to his debut record Finally Rich.
Interscope have yet to officially confirm Chief Keef's dropping. But with Keef assuring fans that he'll put out Back From The Dead 2 on his own label, it looks like a dead cert. The rapper has also promised that that the third installment in his Bang mistape series will be out by the year.