- Aundre Larrow
- Chief Keef at Pitchfork
A Cook County Juvenile Court judge has ordered Pitchfork to turn over the raw footage from an interview it conducted with lightning-rod local rapper Chief Keef at a New York gun range in June. Prosecutors asked last month for Pitchfork to surrender the footage so that the court could determine whether Keef had violated the terms of his probation, but Pitchfork protested, citing the First Amendment and the Illinois Reporter’s Privilege Act. Now the website must turn over the footage by next Wednesday; a follow-up hearing is scheduled for Monday, December 17, the day before Keef’s Interscope debut, Finally Rich, comes out, and Keef could be sent to jail. Spin writer Chris Martins says it’s “sure to be a bittersweet week for Keef,” but considering the MC’s probation case is a national news story, it could help bolster the album’s first-week sales. Pitchfork’s attorney, Travis Life, had no comment.