Chief Keef was arrested near Atlanta for disorderly conduct Monday afternoon, just two months after being released from custody in his native Chicago for probation violation.
The 17-year-old South Side rapper was arrested in Dunwoody, north of Atlanta, and booked under his real name, Keith Farrelle Cozart, on a misdemeanor count of disorderly conduct. He was released on his own recognizance around 3:20 am Tuesday morning.
Chief Keef was sentenced to 60 days in a juvenile detention center for violating his probation on a gun conviction in January and had just completed his sentence in March. He was originally sentenced to 18 months of probation for pointing a gun at a Chicago police officer and was prohibited from being around firearms while on probation.
Last summer, he was filmed firing a rifle at a gun range for music promotion. A judge ruled this as a violation probation, and said Chief Keef showed “willful disregard” for the court.
The probation violation is just one of the legal problems the teenage rapper has been facing this year. In January, he was sued for child support by a middle school student who claimed he impregnated her in 2011. He was 15 at the time.
The girl’s age is currently unknown, but documents showed that she is currently attending a Chicago middle school. In Illinois, it is a misdemeanor for two people under 17 to have a sexual relationship, even if it is consensual. Between the ages of 9 and 17, the older party commits “criminal sexual abuse.”
The middle school student is also suing for health insurance and other medical expenses.
Chief Keef had also been the subject of a murder investigation when one of his rivals, Lil Jojo, was shot in the Englewood neighborhood of Chicago. Chief Keef had sent out a taunting tweet after his death, but was never charged with any wrongdoing in the case.
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