Chief Keef Speaks On 50 Cent Not Being His Mentor, Signing With Interscope Over CTE

posted Saturday January 19 ,2013 at 02:00PM CST | 123 comments

Chief Keef Speaks On 50 Cent Not Being His Mentor, Signing With Interscope Over CTE

Chief Keef stops by Power 92.1 in Richmond, Virginia and was in rare form for this Q&A session.

Before Chief Keef was sentenced to two months at Illinois Youth Center in St. Charles, Illinois for violating his probation, the 17-year-old Chicago rapper went on a promo tour for his debut album Finally Rich. Along the tour, he stopped at Power 92.1 in Richmond, Virginia for a question-and-answer session, something he rarely does.

While he avoided some questions and seemed outright annoyed by others, Keef did give some insight into his relationship with 50 Cent, as well as why he chose to sign with Interscope Records over Young Jeezy's CTE imprint.

The rapper quickly clarified his relationship with 50 Cent after radio personality TT Torrez asked if he had become his mentor. "Nah... We be riding Ferrari's together, he's cool. He tells me a lot of stuff, a lot of dos and don'ts, but I don't know who told you that stuff right there."

Keef also named Young Jeezy as someone who tried to take the young emcee under their wing. "He came and spoke some words to me too, before I signed with Interscope." He also said he turned down a deal with Jeezy for an opportunity to control his own label with Interscope.

"I can sign people, why would I sign to Young Jeezy? I'd rather sign to Interscope because Interscope is a bigger brand and they gave me my own label."

To see the full interview check out the video below (via FSD).

RELATED: Common Says He Hopes Chief Keef "Continues To Grow"

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  • Triple
    who gives a fuck. Fuck a chief keef wtf did I just read. smfh
  • ROCKIT5
    THIS MOFO IS SERIOUSLY IN TROUBLE I NOTICED HE'S BI-POLAR AND NEEDS TO TAKE HIS MEDS I CAN SEE WHY HE GOT SO MANY NUTS IN HIS CAMP ITS SAD.... CANT NONE OF THEM GIVE DIRECTION TO HIM CAUSE THEY FROM THE SAME SYSTEM ANOTHER MIND LOST TO THAT BULLSHAT HE'S A LOST CAUSE !!
  • Anonymous
    this kid is attractive, and a large group of people can make money off of him. His attitude and the i don't give a fuck theme is what makes him successful. He is what he is and he made it.. How far will he go? idk. but he better wake up before it kills him.
  • Anonymous
    oh shit now hes getting sued for child support by an 8th grader! thats not a good look dog!!
  • allyallstupid
    who cares...i dunno why dx even gives this dude coverage...his music is mind numbing, brainless, and one of the reasons why i hate hip hop now.
  • blkviper
    This cat is just not what hiphop needs right now and he really is not what Chicago hiphop needs. Music is terrible and his attitude is worse. 6 months in Juve and he's not done.
  • M.U. THA DON
    He's still young,I can't judge anybody ,he still has time to grow into his own style.... Chief Keef is cool,he has a different style ,time will make him better as a artist..
  • UK
    Lol what a retard
  • Anonymous
    LOOL^^^
  • Anonymous
    crack is a hell of a dog
    • J
      Lol dude has asburgers syndrome ... It's a form of autism. That's why he acts like that during interviews
  • yung and dumb
    This interview reminded me of the lil Wayne disposition interview with the lawyer. "He cant save you" in a lil Wayne voice. Lol
  • Anonymous
    wtf did I just read. God Hip Hop is slush. (yeah I read the comment, sue me)
  • Anonymous
    wtf, he looks and sounds like a pussy
  • geminiman7
    Record Label says "Here's an expiriment. Let's take a mentally retarted black boy from the ghetto who raps, throw some gold chains on him, rent him a lambo and see how many units he sells. If it works, EASY MONEY, BABY!" (in Irv's voice from 'The Game' TV Show) Then repeat the process. Now we have this, Rick Ross, Soulja, Gun Play and the list goes on.
    • Wisdom speaks
      Sound like your kinda jealous or is there a tinge of envy on your tongue? The dude is 17, look at all the white trash back in the day that stole black peoples style,tone,mimicked our entire setup while black performers never got their money. Well karma is a itch. I don't get your point of calling any young black male an "Experiment" who now can support his daughter and grandmother. Real insulting, but you just got called out...Stop the fake outrage. Get off his dick and let the man eat...
    • Caesar
      I think he's basically just trying to say that he looks like he doesn't wash his ass.
    • Anonymous
      I AGREE ONE THOUSAND PERCENT THE KID'S GOTA PROBLEM!
  • Anonymous
    him and souljah boy are cool. this dude is that shit that i dont like. dont know how to answer question, what the hell you come up to a radio show for, stupid ass rapper
  • MoonMan
    i just dont get this guy....all his songs sound the same, Hate being sober sounds exactly same a love sosa....anyone else thinking the same???? or is this just me????
  • Rashawn jones
    I don't blame Chief Keef for being RESERVED to answer radio personalities questions because that's where all the beefs and drama start(at radio stations). Next thing you know the story gets twisted and there's other beefs for no reason. He is 17 and immature but that's expected. Radio Host are not your friends they are there to twist your story on most occasions and dig deep into your life and then edit what they want to and make a story out of it. Chief Keef sounds intelligent to me- first of all he said why sign to someones label when he can have his own label and sign other artist? All ya'll hating on him still got a black slave mentality- like, go sign under another black person who can play you like a fiddle...For 17 he is making more sense than most of the comments on here. Most black men come into the rap game assed out with one foot on a bananna peel and one foot on public aid (WELFARE)but slinging dope cause they have no insurance. Chief Keef did well for himself by getting educated by Soulja Boi. I give Congrats to the young brotha
    • malcyvelli
      signing with a name to your brand is better because you have a cosign and that can really help your career, thats why its good to sign under somebody, drake might not be half of what he is today if wayne didnt market him the way he did, so thats why
    • anonymous
      Go visit him in juvie where you can d-ride him in person. keef is a cancer, the disease and the symptom. he's "label" is a pyramid scheme just like the rest of this vanity labels. he ain't move enough units to have a label worth jack. it is a damn shame that rap has the lowest bar in music. smh. When stanning goes wrong. keef stans want to be keef groupies.
    • Mario hunter
      I agree brotha's are hating cause he got a ticket out of the ghetto by writing songs and trying to own his own PUBLISHING or that of his artist. Whats so wrong with a young dude getting in where he can fit in and learning the ropes? He has a strong following on youtube and labels wanted to tap into that market. Shit, all money is green and comes in debit,credit and currency is international. Lets assume that he gonna change his ways as he gets mature and change...Damn everyone was young once...
    • Anonymous
      BUT AT THE END OF THE DAY THE CAT IS STILL DUMB AS SHIT HE CANT READ DIDNT FINISH SCHOOL ANOTHER LOST G. FROM THE HOOD!
  • Danie B
    Is this NIgga Retarded? wtf lil Dude cant even be still long enough to hold a conversation. That definitely explains why his music is all over the place, because thats his brain. oh okay. I get it. Go Chief. Woo. *sarcasm*
    • Anonymous
      HEY YOU ARE 10000000% RIGHT I SAW THAT TOO DUDE GOT SOME ISSUES HE;S STILL A PUPPET!
  • Anonymous
    "Chief Keef has a developmental disorder" He also has a rapping disorder, and really bad fashion sense.
    • jesus christ
      this fuckin idiot has aspergers, that explains it all..
  • ME
    What's the interest in this dude? I don't get it..
  • Anonymous
    this punk is a ignorant 17 years old
  • Dazeone
    He in trouble when his alblum don't sell...making dumb moves with his paper and he not hot
  • Javi
    This nigga is mad stupid. Acting all G and then cries when they sentence him to 2 months at a youth senter. What a lil pussy.
    • Anonymous
      i dontthink hes acting "G" he grew up in the current murder capital of america ....
  • 1love
    chief keef is one of those guys if you seen him walking down the streets you would just beat him the fuck up for no reason.
  • Anonymous
    my buddy's half-sister makes $61 hourly on the internet. She has been out of a job for 6 months but last month her pay check was $12518 just working on the internet for a few hours. Here's the site to read more (Click on menu Home) http://goo.gl/g2nZX
  • Anonymous
    Keef is weirddd man
  • Anonymous
    damn these niggas need some hugs..smh
  • Anonymous
    if you fuck with with the $$$$$$ comes in like water. he will regret not going with fif when interscope does his ass dirty in the end just like they do to 95% of their artist
  • COLE WORLD
    THIS NIGGA IS EXACTLY WHATS WRONG WITH THE GAME! I HOPE JIMMY SHELVE HIS ASS FOR THE REST OF HIS CAREER. NIGGA CANT EVEN ANSWER QUESTIONS LIKE A NORMAL PERSON. FUCK HIS MOVEMENT
  • anonymous
    The t.i.'s who run this rap shit found someone dumber than gucci and waka to influence black youth. How many retards are in rap? Does rap have the highest proportion of functional retards across all musical genres? That would explain a lot. I know pop has Britney but that about it. The t.i.'s are reducing their costs by signing retards now to represent black music. Common was right. one day it will all make sense. Start a list of the "touched" rappers and their potential diagnosis Let's see gucci downs keef asperger's waka dyslexia meek touch of downs shawty lo functional retard gunplay non-functional retard anyone else? LMAO. The industry is giving 'tards record deals and no one noticed.
    • SOSA
      You know Common support him right?
    • Anonymous
      YOU FORGOT FIFTY-TYSON!
  • Anonymous
    the girl in the interview is askin him annoying ass fucking questions Id be annoyed to
    • Anonymous
      lol, thats usually what happens in these types of interviews...and the questions get worse when you respond with nothing.
  • Anonymous
    Umm, what do you think a mentor is?
  • kennyken
    for one thing, he's only 17, and grew up in the gang infested chitown streets. he wants to seem independent but you can see the kid in him.