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).

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123 Comments

  • 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..

  • Anonymous

    crack is a hell of a dog

  • 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.

    • Anonymous

      I AGREE ONE THOUSAND PERCENT THE KID'S GOTA PROBLEM!

    • Caesar

      I think he's basically just trying to say that he looks like he doesn't wash his ass.

    • 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...

  • 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

    • 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!

    • 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

      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.

    • 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

  • 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

    "Chief Keef has a developmental disorder" He also has a rapping disorder, and really bad fashion sense.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Anonymous

    I keep seeing people saying he has aspergers syndrome and as someone who actually does have it i can clearly say no he doesn't his just a kid with a bad education

  • Hip Hop Fan

    Chief Keef has horrible interviewing skills. Someone at Interscope needs to give this guy some serious advice because it seems like they just wasted their money signing him...SMH And after the poor showing on Keefs debut album they are probably pissed. He even skipped the video shoot with Fif and Wiz which could have been his huge push.

  • Anonymous

    no real talent no brains smfh

  • Anonymous

    Chief Keef has a developmental disorder. He can't help being as dumb as he is, I mean, how'd this nigga get gassed after moving 50k units his first week? C'mon really. This nigga is gonna fall HARD.

  • Mortis

    Chief Keef is a homosexual. He fucks little kids in the ass.

  • Dipset

    THAT NIGGA IS A DUMB FOOL..."50 CENT TELLS ME ALOT OF DO'S AND DONTS" NIGGA THATS WTF A MENTOR IS...

  • chief keek is done

    this idiot is done, u can tell the lil money that he's gotten has gone straight to his head. this was by far the stupidest interview ive ever seen from any hiphop artist the radio host wasnt asking anything stupid and this lame is acting like all high and mighty giving her 1 word answers. chief keef had his little 5 minutes of fame and its done his album was wack and in 6 months from now he won't be heard from again. Sad to think this kid is 17 years old putting out trash music with no meaning, when Nas was 19 when he dropped Illmatic which is one of the greatest albums of all time. times sure have changed my god.

  • m.black

    Chief Keef is fucking ridiculous...I'm glad I saw this. I was gonna give this dude a chance and buy his album but now I just can't seem to give money to an inarticulate idiot who disrespects the game. Shame on Interscope for giving fame to a young man such as this...

  • Anonymous

    LOL..SHOTZ FIRED AT CURTIS.THIS DUDE RETARDED.FOR ONCE I SEEN SOMEONE DUMBER THA GUCCI MANE

  • Fifty

    What a DUMB ASS interview. She was unprepared, he was to stupid to answer.

  • The Victorious B.O.I.

    SHUT DA FUCK UP BITCH NIGGAZ! CHIEF KEEF DOESNT HAVE ASPERGERS SYNDROME...AND HE IS NOT WEIRD! DATS JUST DA WAY HOOD NIGGAZ ARE. HE IS A HOOD NIGGA, A GANGSTA, A REAL NIGGA. YOU FUCKIN MORONS! YOU WHITE BOY DONT KNOW SHIT. GO BACK TO DA SUBURBS LIL PUNKS! KEEP IT REAL MY NIGGA CHIEF KEEF! NEVER GIVE UP!

    • guerilla jones

      lol your feelings hurt?you standing up for this hood nigga?y you sound soft as butter my dude!lol hey i guess gangsters need boyfriends too!!lol

    • Anonymous

      He was crying cuz he got 60 days in juvie if this is your definition of a hood nigga then the game all fucked up

    • Anonymous

      "he is a hood nigga, a gangsta, a real nigga" you wouldnt have thought so by all them tears runnin down his face when they sentenced him to 60 days in juvie

    • lol

      youre so butt hurt right now

  • -

    But little do most Hip-Hop fans know, Keef suffers from a mental disorder known as Aspergers syndrome. Aspergers syndrome is an autism spectrum disorder that causes difficulty with social interaction. The mental disorder is characterized by a lack of nonverbal communication skills, limited empathy with peers and clumsiness. Individuals diagnosed with the disorder have much difficulty with linguistic and cognitive development. you it's good to see a retarded person getting some success in rap. good on you chief keef read the whole article here http://kollegekidd.com/news/is-chief-keef-the-first-autistic-rapper

  • #FUCKOUTTAHERE

    nothing to see here yet another lame- o rapper signed to a major label pushing the bullshit. DX Only Promoting this garbage because interscope is filling them pockets with a couple G's fuck outta here with that bullshit! Yall need some authenic brothaz to run that office, Peep this: DX is a corporate-owned "underground hip hop" website that only gives you "that REAL NIGGA SHIT!" Again. Fuck outta here with that bullshit! im outta here,too much coonery and baffoonery, blatant racism (from some of the writers of this website & commentors). The funny thing is: the writers on this site don't even know their history or respect it enough to try to be a lil more responsible with the headlines they create. Pay homage to the cats that really let them eat off this here hip hop shit! The cats who started it! There is definitely an industry bias... C'mon JUSTIN FUCKIN TIMBERLAKE??? LMAO That DEFINITELY AIN'T HIP-HOP! And if any bitch-ass commenters feel the need to respond negatively, don't bother, I won't see it. So hop off the nutsack pussy You wish you was me! You stole my look, you stole my music, you stole my style and DEGRADE it for some hollywood appeal. YOU ARE THE PROBLEM. Don't get butthurt. FUCK DX, IT'S GROUPIES. AND THE FAGGOT ASS RAPPERS THEY PROMOTE!! #FUCKOUTTAHERE!

  • Anonymous

    lol, bruh said he wanna try kim k.. all that fake booty she got lmaoo. i do to bruh, i feel you.

  • anonymous

    ausperger's is the new dyslexia. some people are just dumb. keef is one of them. Stop making excuses for this sad sack.

  • thought dog

    This dudes got some people looking for him...Only reason for him to be acting as weird as he is.

  • YESSIR

    Birdman is the only legitimate mentor out there. If not Birdman, he can settle for Tony Dungy.

  • jscot

    What a fucking immature weirdo

  • AZ

    Very creepy...he seems depressed and hopeless...an emo vampire...maybe on mood stabalizers or antipsychotics...what a shame...this is the product of neglect and too much tv as a child...Money the root of all evil...one of the reasons that they should not ban guns...he could really use a psychiatrist and a few sessions of ayauasca, dont cha think?

  • geminiman7

    @Anonymous - Asperger's Syndrome...That's what I was thinking. If that's really true it should be promoted and props to him for doing some thangs with a disability. Not enough people see sh** like that...

  • Anonymous

    "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." Say what you want about this kid, he's 16 makin smarter moves than niggas twice his age, *lookin at you Vado

    • Anonymous

      watch the video - he didn't say that/ Also - did anyone notice he went in on Kim Kashindian?? He weren't feeling that Kanye move...

  • Anonymous

    His promo is getting locked up! LMAO How pathetic this fake industry operates!

  • Joeboy

    He is so squirmy, you can tell this dude has social anxiety does not how to act thats why he tries to act tough. Seems like hes a good kid though, just using the gang bang shit to hide. But once he got that money he realized theres a better life than the hood, that why he didn't want to go to lock up... actually has something to live for now. Just give them a chance theyll turn out good.

  • yo

    What is wrong with this dude? He has a weird personality.

  • rahrahrah

    http://hiphopandpolitics.wordpress.com/2013/01/19/dr-martin-luther-king-the-power-of-soul-music-the-importance-of-black-radio/

  • >_

    this nigga is fucking braindead

  • Interscope > Any Southern Nigga

    LOL straight thrashed Young Jeezy with this one.

  • Anonymous

    50 cent dont mentor no cry babies like young buck and chief keef!! he a real gangster unlike these fakes, c.o.'s and snitches. lil baby keef crying over 60 days in juvie!!! where they do that at?

    • Come out the closet and tell 50 you flaming...

      Your man 5-0 scrubbed toilets in a shock program to avoid jail so shut the fuck up...idiot...

  • Anonymous

    "They already did" I'm talking about releasing his artists albums under Glory Boy Ent, not Keef Interscope releases.

  • Jay

    Oh..God this the worst interview of all time.....and hes terrible on the mic....ghtfoh....more ignance....

  • Anonymous

    the chick interviewing him is corny as hell

  • Anonymous

    "He tells me a lot of stuff, a lot of do's and don'ts but I don't know who told you that stuff right there" Before they asked him that, they should have asked him if he even knows what the definition of a mentor is. Dumbass nigga.

  • Ricky Rozay

    This ignorant ass nigga needs to focus on the music and less on the bullshit. Every day this nigga in the headlines for the wrong reasons. Oh yeah his music is totally trash and Finally rich was trash. Nigga get ur head on and do the music. BTW this nigga smart not listening to 50 or Jeezy both them niggas careers are over. Bawse!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Billswillmakeyoudance

    Bills are the only thing that makes grown men scared. Once the new-ness fades and Keef starts to realize that he has to eat-sh*t in order to pay his bills and taxes, then he will justify his new found pussy-like behavior. You nine-to-fivers are bitch-made. Capitalism punks all of you.

    • Billswillmakeyoudance

      Feeble-minded worker drones only understand the concept that they better have their *sses to work by 9 a.m. or else. Too busy blaming everyone else for the fact they are being effed over.

    • =

      most welfare recipients are socialists that hate capitalism like you kid.. get off your moms desktop computer and get or a job or a hustle atleast

    • Anonymous

      Im a grown man and bills dont make me scared Im a proud 9-5er and far from bitch made.. Maybe when you grow up and move out of your moms house you will than find out what kind of fears grown men possess

  • Billswillmakeyoudance

    Bills are the only thing that makes grown men scared. Once it start the newness fades and Keef starts to realize that he has things that he has to eat-sh*t in order to pay his bills, then he will justify his new found pussy-like behavior. You nine-to-fivers are bitch-made. Capitalism punks all of you.

  • Anonymous

    nevr really realized how slow this nigga was til jus now damn .. i feel salty bc i like keef and his music but i must admit after this interview i feel jus as dumb as this nigga

  • True2HipHop

    Yea he is retarded which is why he got caught off guard by the whole video thing (gun in hand/trying to look cool). His music garbage, his whole artist are wack too. They all have that same boring wack flow & saying nothing raps. Please do not support him he isn't anybody to support or his artist. When he raps it's so annoying because basically he fronting & ain't saying nothing. Don't eat up his hype. #YouthBetterWiseUp&RiseUp #NoGimmicksJustLyrics #ABCRapsHeDoes #WiggityWiggityWack #300NothingJust(0)zeroes Plus his whole team is full of more zeroes then binary codes. Check out HorseShoe G.A.N.G, Crooked I, C.O.B, One-2,Karelezz,Iceman,Coniyac Da X.O., PWT, Tim West, Doobie Brothas.

    • Anonymous

      what a flaming homo..fuckin fag typing "#" in front of two word phrases n shit like hes on a twitter..i hope somebody punches you in the face today, queer

  • Anonymous

    Yall know this kid is mentally retarded right ? No,for real.

  • geminiman7

    He's like a 5 year old kid doing an interview. Actually, he's like a 5 year kid in general. Don't think he'll mature much...

    • geminiman7

      After learning this dude got Asperger's I'm withdrawing my previous comment. They super sharp people, just weird socially. Hope he becomes a positive example of living with a disability.

  • Anonymous

    i hate watching his interviews but then i have to remind myself he has Aspergers Syndrome and thats why it seems like he has difficulty communicating

  • mitchslapped

    He's either autistic or fuckin' dumb. He has about 3 minutes left from his 15 minutes of fame. In 2014, we'll be talking about him in past tense.

  • JETLIFE116

    this bitch hella annoying, duh fuck smh

  • asher1985

    I just think its a mixture of immaturity and nervousness. his album was good though.

  • HRH

    I think all his negligence has been good for his career. He's different from all these dick-riders in the industry, and is just himself. If he can portray this in his music, he'll be here alot longer than cock-riding, industry born, tried but was unable to be a child star, Kendrick Lamar Duckworth

  • Money First

    People have to understand this kid went from the neighborhoods of the Chi into quick stardom...his team has not prepared him for media training because they don't know shit themselves....These labels pay for what they get because they stopped putting in the work for artist development and are leaving it to the streets!!!

  • Hip Hop please

    I don't like this kid at all Not his atitude, and certainly not his music/noise

  • Anonymous

    Give you your own label? Sure kid. Keep dreaming.

  • Esco

    This kid is so un-professional, acting all dumb in the interview.

  • Anonymous

    if 50 was his mentor his album wouldnt have flopped so hard

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