Chief Keef has been sentenced to two months at Illinois Youth Center in St. Charles, Illinois for violating probation. According to Complex, the rapper, whose real name is Keith Cozart, will serve a two-month sentence at the center after he was convicted on Tuesday. The news comes courtesy of management member Idris ”Peeda Pan” Abdul Wahid. Keef was served his sentence after prosecutors claimed that he violated his probation by conducting an interview at a gun range. They also targeted the 17-year-old for failing to complete his GED in time to meet a court order.
Details have emerged in Chief Keef’s arrest in December 2011 stemming from an incident where he pointed a handgun at officers. According to DNAInfo.com, Keef left his grandmother’s home holding a coat over his hands in front of his waistband. A policeman stopped to question the rapper, who dropped the coat, flashed a blue-steel handgun and ran away. Officers chased then 16-year-old Keef, who turned around several times and pointed the gun at them. The policemen “discharged their weapons,” but missed. They caught him a half-block later and recovered the pistol, which was loaded. Keef was charged with three counts of aggravated assault with a firearm on a police officer and aggravated unlawful use of a weapon. He was also given a misdemeanor charge for resisting arrest. The “I Don’t Like” rapper will return to court later this month for a probation violation hearing forconducting an interview at a gun range and failing to complete his GED before deadline. If he in fact violated his probation, it is unclear how much time the 17-year-old would serve. In some cases, underage felons are detained with adults at Cook County jail. via:hiphopdx
Pitchfork Media will turnover its video interview with Chief Keef at a gun range, the Chicago Tribune reports. By participating in the interview, Keef may have violated the terms of his probation, which bars him from getting his paws on guns. Lawyers for Pitchfork rejected the ruling on grounds that giving the clip to authorities is a violation of First Amendment rights. Nonetheless, Judge Carl Anthony Walker ordered that the recording must be turned in by next Wednesday (Dec. 12), in order to give prosecutors time to build their case. The interview was shot over the summer for Pitchfork’s “Selector” series and shows the teen with a firearm. Prosecutors will argue that he violated his probation by holding the weapon. Keef, born Keith Cozart, has been unable to escape legal trouble since landing on Hip-Hop‘s radar. Over the summer, he was investigated in the murder of rapper Joseph “Lil JoJo” Coleman, with whom he had beef. Coleman’s mother, Robin Russell, believes that the teen father didn’t actually shoot her son, but paid someone to do so. During an appearance on BET’s Don’t’ Sleep, Russell said that she was in fear for her life, since her son’s death. A hearing on his probation violation has been scheduled for Dec. 17, one day before his Finally Rich debut drops. If convicted, Keef could face jail time.