News: Details On Chief Keef's Latest Jail Stint Surface, Expected Release Date Unlocked
Wednesday, Oct 16, 2013 11:51AM
Diehard fans don't have to start putting up the "Free Chief Keef" posters just yet as new reports claim the teenage hip-hop star is only expected to remain behind bars for 20 days.
According to the latest reports, Keef's latest bid stems from failing a drug test.
Chief Keef turned himself in to Cook County authorities today after testing positive for marijuana ... and was sentenced to serve 20 days in jail. Keef -- real name Keith Cozart -- was ordered to undergo random drug testing as part of his probation, stemming from a speeding ticket he got back in May in Chicago, when cops clocked him going 110mph in a 55mph zone. Keef pled guilty to the ticket, but apparently didn't hold up his end of the no-drugs bargain ... so now he's stuck behind bars. FYI, it's unlikely Keef will serve all 20 days ... we're told the rapper expects to get out by tomorrow due to overcrowding. Calls to his reps weren't returned. (TMZ)
According to a photo posted onto his Instagram page early Tuesday (October 15), Keef revealed when he would start his bid.
"Getting my Self ready To Get Locked Up ! Love Everybody That Rocks With The So & Da Glo!," he posted onto Instagram at 8:45 AM Tuesday (October 15).
"Walking in Court See y'all a**es Later !," he posted at 9:51 AM. (Chief Keef's Instagram)
Initial reports claimed Keef's current predicament likely had to do with him not meeting a child support requirement.
It appears as if Chief Keef will be turning himself into jail today. The Chicago native posted a picture to his instagram account early this morning that suggested that he would have to surrender to authorities and do some time in lockup. While Keef did not offer any specific details on why he was turning himself in, it is believed that he was being arrested on charges of failure to pay child support and possibly missing a court date. Keef had released his latest mixtape, Almighty So, this past weekend. Just last night, he released a new song, the long anticipated "Emojis." (Complex)
According to September reports, Keef's decision to skip a recent child support hearing had Chicago police after him.
Police in Chicago have been instructed to throw Chief Keef in jail for skipping his child support hearing last week. The 17-year-old was ordered to appear in court on September 5 to explain why he hasn't paid the mother of his child over $20,000 in child support. When the young rapper, whose real name is Keith Cozart, failed to show up, the judge issued a warrant for his arrest. If he is found by police, they can take him straight to jail and hold him until he pays roughly 1/5 of the child support payment. (Inquisitr)