Chief Keef's Management and Producers Sued by FilmOn for Millions
Published Dec 22, 2015While Chief Keef's fans may love the fact that the rapper drops off a plethora of free mixtapes and singles all willy-nilly, his record label sure as hell doesn't. FilmOn.com has launched a multimillion dollar lawsuit against Keef's management and producers, though not the rapper himself.
As Billboard points out, FilmOn filed a $4 million lawsuit against Keef's associates for breach of contract, as well as intentional interference with contractual relations, civil conspiracy, conversion, accounting and injunctive relief. According to the documents, projects including the recently released Finally Rollin' 2 and Nobody 2 weren't authorized by FilmOn, leaving it to cry foul against Keef's manager, Idris "Peeda Pan" Abdul Wahid. Also listed in the suit are producers Zaytoven, Metro Boomin', Sonny Digital and DJ Holiday.
Keef hasn't been named in the suit, as FilmOn believes he's been misguided by Wahid and various music makers into producing non-contract material. "FilmOn Music is not suing Keef because we do not believe in suing talent," label founder Alki David said in a statement. "We believe Keef has once again [been] 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."
Late last month, Keef's contract with FilmOn was suspended over alleged mismanagement issues, including the booking a tour without approval from the imprint. David had said at the time that he wasn't happy with the direction Keef was being taken.
"Same shit over and over," he had said, insinuating that the rapper's management team was "limiting his appeal to a wider audience."
While his associates may be in deep trouble with FilmOn, the label seems to have a loyal client on its hands. Earlier this year, it was revealed that, as part of his contract with David, Keef named his newborn son Sno FilmOn Dot Com Cozart.