News: Chief Keef's Excuse To Police After 110 MPH Arrest? "I'm A Rapper"
Wednesday, May 29, 2013 5:32PM
New details on what exactly went down with Chief Keef getting arrested this week for going over 100 miles per hour outside of Chicago have surfaced.
According to reports, Keef had thousands of dollars on him and tried to reason with police that he is a paid hip-hop artist.
17-year-old rap sensation Chief Keef had $8,000 in CASH rolled up in his pocket at the time he was arrested for speeding in Illinois this week ... this according to the police report obtained by TMZ. Cops say Keef was driving a black BMW SUV at 110 mph when he was pulled over around 3:18 AM on May 27. During the arrest, cops say Keef explained, "I just got back from doing a show in Iowa, I'm a rapper." Cops proceeded to put Keef in handcuffs and conducted a search. They found a bulge in his front left vest pocket -- which turned out to be a "large roll of dollar bills" ... $8,000 to be exact. (TMZ)
The rapper's next appearance in court will be around mid-June.
Cops say they informed Keef the money would not be removed from his pocket during the arrest. Eventually, Keef was booked for excessive speeding and for driving with too many passengers in the car (Keef's permit only allows him to have 1 passenger, he had 3). According to the police report, Keef is listed at 5'8" and 145 lbs. Keef's due back in court on June 17 -- and cops have reminded the rapper that since he's a minor, he's got to be accompanied by a parent or guardian. (TMZ)
Coincidentally, Keef addressed his headline-generating buzz and gossip-driven publication TMZ's coverage of it earlier today (May 29).
""@TMZ: Chief Keef ARRESTED for Speeding -- 110 MILES PER HOUR! http://tmz.me/1avSUWg "how da F*ck Dey Kno," he tweeted May 29th with an unhappy face expression. (Chief Keef's Twitter)
The rapper's arrest had the Internet in a frenzy Tuesday as the reports went viral.
Chicago rapper Chief Keef was charged early Monday with excessive speeding in Northfield -- one week after being arrested in Georgia on a marijuana charge. According to Northfield police records, Keef, whose real name is Keith F. Cozart, was stopped on the northbound Edens Expressway (I-94) after being clocked driving 110 miles per hour in a 55 mph zone from Lake Avenue to Tower Road in north suburb, Pioneer Press is reporting. (Chicago CBS Local)