After being taken into custody for a violation of his probation from a 2011 gun conviction, the 17-year-old rapper has been ordered to serve two months at the Illinois Youth Center in St. Charles, IL. on Jan. 17! Read on for all the details.
Just two days after Chief Keef, the 17-year-old rapper from Chicago’s South Side, was taken into custody, for having violated his probation, by a Cook County judge on Jan. 15, he’s been sentenced to two months in a juvenile detention center!
Complex reports that Idris “Peeda Pan” Abdul Wahid, a member of the rapper’s management team, confirms that Keith Cozart (the rapper’s real name) has been ordered to serve two months at the Illinois Youth Center in St. Charles IL. He began serving his time immediately after sentencing on Jan. 17.
Idris tells the magazine, “I think that overall we would have preferred for him not to have to sit down for a single day. Overall, I think it’s the best decision to satisfy everybody. The City of Chicago got what they want…We done been to hell and back already, so s**t ain’t nothing.”
The young rapper was convicted of his violating his probation stemming from a 2011 gun conviction by Judge Carl Anthony Walker on Jan. 15, after he was caught on camera holding a semiautomatic rifle at a New York gun range. The video was part of an interview with Pitchfork.tv, which took place on July 2, 2012.
Chief Keef Begs The Court Not To Send Him To Jail
The Chicago Sun-Times reports that Chief Keef cried and begged while in the courtroom. “The rapper pleaded with Judge Carl Anthony Walker not to sentence him to juvenile detention, breaking down into tears several times, but the judge said he could not tolerate the teen’s ‘blatant violations of the court’s order.'”
DNA Info details the rapper’s plea: “I beg you please…Give me one more chance to show you…I am a very good hearted person. I have not picked up anymore cases…That’s not my life anymore.”
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