News: Chief Keef Pulls Fast One Under Probation Officer's Nose

Tuesday, Jan 1, 2013 1:05PM

Written by Cyrus Langhorne

Rap newcomer Chief Keef is making headlines on New Year's Day with reports claiming he could face punishment for moving into a luxury home without giving his probation officer any notice.

According to reports, Keef packed his bags and headed for the hills to an upscale Chicago suburb.

A few weeks ago, Chicago rapper Chief Keef released his new album "Finally Rich." In keeping with the grandiose title, he recently moved into a big house in upscale Northbrook, law enforcement sources said. The problem: He didn't tell his juvenile probation officer about his change of address, the sources said.So Chief Keef, whose real name is Keith Cozart, has been ordered back to court Wednesday for an alleged probation violation, sources said. The popular 17-year-old South Side rapper was supposed to be living in south suburban Dolton with his uncle when he wasn't out of town, sources said. On Monday, authorities sought to have Cozart jailed for the alleged violation. (Sun Times)

Unfazed by the attention, Chief Keef brought in the New Year by thanking his loyal supporters earlier today (January 1).

"Thanks to all the people that brought Finally Rich and Back From The Dead Off iTunes we turnt up from "now on" Happy new year from GBE," Chief Keef tweeted. (Chief Keef's Twitter)

The rapper is expected to show up for a court hearing tomorrow (January 2).

Chicago rapper Chief Keef will start off the new year fighting for his freedom in court tomorrow (January 2). Prosecutors are attempting to put Chief Keef in jail, after he moved from his old residence, without telling his probation officer. (AHH)

Outside of legal coverage, Keef recently received support from Atlanta rapper Waka Flocka Flame.

"I feel like he's being more so labeled. He's a 17-year-old kid. Now, I get to see how people judge me and what I've seen and I couldn't see. Instead of helping a kid, they bash a kid. Adults are supposed to teach, not punish. If you see him doing the wrong things, give him the opportunity to learn instead of bashing him. So I just feel like they overdo it. They make a kid look like a villain." ("Nite Cap W/ Peter Bailey")

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