Chief Keef Sent To Jail On Probation Violation

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It appears Keef’s luck has run out, as today Chief Keef, born Keith Cozart, was sent to jail for violating his probation on a 2011 gun charge. Says DNA:

Chicago rap star Chief Keef was locked up Tuesday afternoon for violating his probation from a 2011 gun charge.

The 17-year-old rapper, whose real name is Keith Cozart, was taken into custody during a hearing in Juvenile Court in Chicago. A hearing on his sentence will be held Thursday.

Cook County Juvenile Court Judge Carl Anthony Walker said Chief Keef exhibited a “clear disregard for the court’s authority” in appearing with a gun during an interview with Pitchfork.com.

The video showed the teen rapper shooting a loaded semi-automatic Lugar rifle at the West Side Rifle and Pistol Range in New York City.

Dominador Lacson, a firearms instructor at West Side, testified that the gun was chained to the range’s firing booth.

Chief Keef’s attorney Dennis Berkson argued that his client was merely making a publicity film and that representatives from Interscope Records were present. “This is no different than if he was in a movie,” said Berkson. “It is a movie.”

Chief Keef got into trouble in 2011 after pointing a gun at a Chicago police officer. The details of the arrest were exclusively reported Monday by DNAinfo.com Chicago.

Just before noon on Dec. 2, 2011, police responded to a call of shots fired in the 6100 block of South Indiana.
Officers spotted Chief Keef walking out the front door of his grandmother’s apartment building in the 6100 block of South Michigan, holding a coat over his hands that were in front of his waistband, according to police reports obtained by DNAinfo.com.

When a police officer tried to stop and question Chief Keef, the rapper dropped the coat, flashed a blue-steel handgun and sprinted through the vacant lot next door, according to police reports.

When officers gave chase, Chief Keef — who was 16 at the time — twice turned and pointed the pistol at the officers, according to the police report. The officers “discharged their weapons” but missed, according to the police account.

Chief Keef made it about a half-block before officers nabbed him in the alley of the 6100 block of South Indiana, according to the report.

One officer suffered bruises in the struggle to detain the rapper. Police recovered the pistol, which was loaded, according to reports.

Chief Keef was charged with four felonies — three counts of aggravated assault with a firearm on a police officer and aggravated unlawful use of a weapon. He also was hit with a misdemeanor charge of resisting arrest. When he was collared, police noted that 16-year old had two tattoos — “Fast” on his right hand and “Life” on his left hand.

Chief Keef was held in the Cook County Juvenile Detention Center until a judge sentenced him to home confinement at his grandmother’s house.

During that time on house arrest, Chief Keef made the now-famous video “I Don’t Like,” which got more than 20 million views on YouTube and helped him land a deal with Interscope Records, the label of rappers Dr. Dre, Eminem and 50 Cent.

It wasn’t Chief Keef’s first felony charge.

The high school dropout was arrested on Jan. 27, 2011, and charged with manufacture and delivery of heroin near a school, public housing building or park, a Class X felony, according to police records. Juvenile offenders are determined to be “delinquent” rather than guilty of charges. Chief Keef served time on home confinement on the drug charge, according to reports.

38 Comments on "Chief Keef Sent To Jail On Probation Violation"

  1. HU

    Black kids today think going to jail is cool. This great PR for a black rapper. Dropping out of school, barely being able to speak English, raping girls, violating probation, selling drugs, doing drugs, and drinking Moscato is to black kids what going to college, speaking multiple languages fluently, getting married, appreciating art, and drinking fine wines with healthy gourmet dinners is to white kids.

    • Wow. Really? Seems to me to be a issue in the country more so than just inner city black youth. I believe the person responsible for the Connecticut tragedy was a white male whos mother was a teacher and gun owner.

    • Brie

      Excuse you, but not all black kids are like that. Some are even better then white. And its been proven whites get in more trouble. Should I remind you about Newtown? Soo watch what your saying on the internet.

    • chocolate

      what ever he$ doin hes doin to himself…not preschool kids and family members u FUCKIN IDIOTS!!! fuck a gourmet meal! if a gourmet meal will soothe the hearts of over 50 parents then ok…HU you sound just as GOOFY as the lies u write…young black boys dont rape…white anonymous no life fuckers that sit in front of the computer, playn with they dick and comment on the lives of young black men do tho…Hu u’l never win this argument….did u even make a donation to the families or were u busy stalkin this man…fuckin Maggot…the NERVE?”’ remember he is a TEENAGER?…. Go Mr SOSA!!!!

    • blackkidncollege

      Shut yo bitch ass up not all black kids live to that life style it’s a fucked up world for every1 White kids are running up in schools Killing everybody so guit it with the bullshit

    • blackkidncollege

      Shut yo bit#h ass up not all black kids live to that life style it’s a fucked up world for every1 White kids are running up in schools Killing everybody so guit it with the bullsh!t

    • blackkidncollege

      Shut yo stuck up as up not all black kids live to that life style it’s a fucked up world for every1 White kids are running up in schools Killing everybody so guit it with the bullsh!t

    • blackkidncollege

      Shut yo stuck up as up not all black kids live to that life style it’s a messed up world for every1 White kids are running up in schools Killing everybody so guit it with the bull

    • blackkidncollege

      Shut yo stuck up as up not all black kids live to that life style it’s a messed up world for every1 White kids are running up in schools shootin everybody so guit it with the bull

  2. flopstardamus

    At least Chief Keef is still alive doe. Lil JoJo is dead. He’ll never have a chance to right his wrongs, grow and learn. His life was stopped short. RIP lil JoJo

  3. kiki

    white kids thinks it’s cool to shoot up fuckn babies at school and kill own family members for insurance money so what he a drop out bitch he got more money then your hard working ass…ka..ka.ka..KRACKER!!

  4. kiki

    white kids thinks it’s cool to shoot up fuckn babies at school and kill own family members for insurance money so what he a drop out bitch he got more money then your hard working ass

  5. Dylan

    No white kids think that is cool. Do white kids drive around bumping music about shooting schools up? Lets think about that.

    Crime in general is glorified in our culture, through all genres of music and media.

    Until ignorant dumbasses like this get ripped off the radio and people stop embracing this stupid ass fuck the system attitude expect to see more of what you see on the news now.

    Indie rock, dubstep don’t ever say kracker again, fuck you I’m out.

  6. Konscript

    True not all black youth out here doing dirt….but some are. Let’s not get it twisted and act like people are picking on dude. You do dumb shit and you pay for it. Simply put.

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