Cops On Prowl For Troubled Teen
Chicago rapper Chief Keef is once again the target of police as reports claim he bailed out on a court appearance this week.
Chief Keef should call Columbus Short in jail ... so Short can explain to him if you blow off court you get thrown in the pokey. Keef was otherwise occupied and didn't show for his DUI hearing in Highland Park, IL ... it's not much of a case -- he admitted to cops he was smoking before taking the wheel. So now the 19-year-old is a wanted man and when cops catch him he'll have to post $50K bail for the jail bars to open. (TMZ)While he did not deny publicized home eviction reports, Keef hardly served up an explanation for his situation earlier this summer.
Chief Keef says back rent was not the trigger for his eviction ... he tells us he was booted from his apartment because his neighbors just didn't like him. TMZ previously reported ... Keef was evicted from his unit in Highland Park, Illinois Tuesday. Sheriff's deputies escorted him out, and there were reports he owed $11,300 in back rent. But our photog spotted a self-professed "turnt up" Keef in West Hollywood hours after the eviction ... and he says it's not about money ... it's because, "I'm too bad, I guess I'm a bad little young boy, I gotta go." (TMZ)Details of Keef's eviction emerged across the Internet in mid-June.
The South Side rapper, whose legal name is Keith Cozart, was evicted Tuesday from his rented mansion in Highland Park, police said. It's the latest in a long list of legal troubles for Cozart -- though a criminal investigation connected to him in another North Shore community has been closed, authorities said Tuesday. Movers carried Cozart's belongings out of the custom two-story brick home to a moving truck as Lake County Sheriff's deputies looked on. The owner of the house, Bal Bansal, said Cozart, 18, had been a good tenant and his departure was voluntary, but police confirmed it was an eviction. (Chicago Tribune)
According to court records, Cozart had been about $30,000 behind in rent payments as of March but had reached an agreement to catch up by April 20. But a final eviction order was filed May 7, records show. (Chicago Tribune)