Police in Chicago have been instructed to throw Chief Keef in jail for skipping his child support hearing last week.
The 17-year-old was ordered to appear in court on September 5 to explain why he hasn’t paid the mother of his child over $20,000 in child support. When the young rapper, whose real name is Keith Cozart, failed to show up, the judge issued a warrant for his arrest. If he is found by police, they can take him straight to jail and hold him until he pays roughly 1/5 of the child support payment.
Chief Keef fathered the child when he was 15 and the mother was still in middle school. He was ordered to pay $2,600 a month in child support plus an additional $500 for daycare expenses. The mother recently filed documents saying that the Chicago rapper has failed to pay almost all of the child support ordered by the court. She said she has only received $1,900 since the child support order was issued.
Sadly, it’s not that Chief Keef doesn’t have the money to pay — he just doesn’t want to. The rapper is known for carrying around large stacks of money. During a recent arrest, police found $8,000 in Chief Keef’s pocket. And while traveling through LAX, Chief Keef was also found to be carrying thousands of dollars in cash. The young mother said she is unable to support herself and needs the money as soon as possible.
Last month, the Chicago rapper was ordered to pay $230,000 for failing to respond to a lawsuit filed by Team Major, a concert promotion company. Team Major filed the lawsuit in January after Chief Keef failed to show up for a concert in London last December. The Washington-based company claimed they lost out on $75,000 because of the no-show, including an advance they paid to Keef.
After four months with no response, a judge ruled in Team Major’s favor and ordered Chief Keef to pay $230,019 for damages, loss of earnings, and reputational harm.