Chicago rapper Chief Keef was jailed Tuesday after a judge found he violated probation. Keef, whose real name is Keith Cozart, appeared in Cook County juvenile court. Cozart, 17, is on probation. (Chicago Sun-Times)
Cook County prosecutors sought to have rapper Chief Keef jailed Wednesday for allegedly violating his probation but a judge declined to lock him up. The 17-year-old musician, whose real name is Keith Cozart, failed to notify his probation officer that he was living in upscale Northbrook, prosecutors said. Juvenile court Judge Carl Anthony Walker refused to jail Cozart. Instead, he said he would consider the issue on Jan. 28, when a hearing already was set for a separate alleged probation violation involving the rapper. (Chicago Sun-Times)
"#MyLawyerAintForNun http://instagr.am/p/T_j2NdSQTT/," he tweeted January 3rd.
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Chief Keef made headlines when he violated the conditions of his probation, but details of the 17-year-old rapper's run-in with police back in December 2011 were not made public--until now. DNAInfo.com has learned that Chief Keef's arrest in 2011 stemmed from an incident when the rapper pointed a handgun at police officers. According to the report, Chief Keef, whose real name is Keith Cozart, left his grandmother's home "holding a coat over his hands that were in front of his waistband." Police tried to stop and question Keef, but "the rapper dropped the coat, flashed a blue-steel handgun and sprinted through the vacant lot next door." "When officers gave chase, Chief Keef--who was 16 at the time--twice turned and pointed the pistol at the officers. The officers 'discharged their weapons' but missed, according to the police account." (So Jones)