Chief Keef is no longer signed to Interscope Records. The controversial Chicago-based rapper revealed that he has been dropped from the label.
In 2012, Chief Keef made a name for himself on the national hip-hop scene after Kanye West remixed his song, “I Don’t Like.” Months after the release of the song, Chief Keef reportedly signed a $6 million deal with Interscope with a $440,000 advance.
However, Interscope retained the power to terminate the deal at any point if Chief Keef didn’t sell at least 250,000 copes of his debut or if the label exceeded $4 million in expenses.
During his nearly two year stint on Interscope, Chief Keef had to deal with many issues outside of music. He was sentenced to 60 days in jail for probation violation; he was sued by his baby’s mother for child support; and he was indirectly linked to several violent incidents in the Chicago area.
After being dropped by Interscope, Chief Keef voiced his frustrations with the label on Twitter. He said the label changed significantly after Jimmy Iovine and Dr. Dre departed to run Beats by Dre full time. “When Jimmy and Dre left, that’s when I said f— Interscope. That’s what I signed up for, not this new staff of white h——.”