A judge ordered Chief Keef 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 the 17-year-old rapper failed to show up for a show in London on December 29, 2012. The Washington-based company claimed they lost out on $75,000 because of it, including an advance they paid to Chief Keef.
After four months without any response from Chief Keef — real name Keith Cozart — a judge ruled in Team Major’s favor and ordered him to pay $230,019 for damages, loss of earnings, and reputational harm.
The Team Major lawsuit is just one of Chief Keef’s many legal troubles. He was ordered to pay $2,600 a month in child support, plus an additional $500 for daycare expenses. The mother of his child said that he has failed to make almost all of his payments. She also said that she cannot support herself and needs the money immediately.
The mother filed a lawsuit against Chief Keef in January. She said he impregnated her in 2011 when he was 15. Her age wasn’t revealed, but court documents said she was attending a Chicago middle school. In Illinois, it is a misdemeanor for two people under the age of 17 to have a sexual relationship, even if it consensual. However, neither the girl nor her parents have pursued pressing charges.
The rapper was also arrested in May for driving 110 mph in 55 mph zone. He also had three passengers in the car. His driver’s permit allows only one passenger. He was taken into custody, and charged with speeding and violating his permit.
The week before, Chief Keef was arrested for disorderly conduct and smoking marijuana in public. He was arrested at an upscale hotel in Dekalb County in Atlanta. He was released later that day.
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