News: Chief Keef Coughs Up Thousands, Pays The Price To Avoid Another Arrest
Wednesday, Nov 20, 2013 4:00PM
Chicago rapper Chief Keef is trying to steer clear of spending more time behind bars this year as reports claim he recently paid off enough of a child support debt to avoid being arrested.
According to reports, Keef recently dished out $11,000 to his baby's mother at a judge's demand.
Chief Keef -- prodigy rapper, horrible parent -- finally paid off some of the $20,900 he owes in child support ... ponying up JUST enough cash to keep his ass from getting arrested ... again. TMZ has obtained court docs which show on October 21st, the judge in Cook County, IL made Keef an offer he couldn't refuse -- cut a check for $11k to your baby mama and you won't go to jail. Keef (smartly) forked over the dough ... which means cops won't be ordered to arrest him on sight. But Keef ain't exactly out of the woods yet -- the rapper is due back in court on December 10 to face the music for blowing off mandatory child support hearings earlier this year. If the judge finds Keef to be in contempt, he could be sent back to the slammer ... where he's already been this year (twice!) for drug-related offenses. (TMZ)
Details of Chief's most recent legal woes surfaced online in early November.
Teen rapper Chief Keef, who has been in and out of jail multiple times this year, was ordered into a 90-day residential drug treatment program after failing two drug tests, the Cook County sheriff's office said Wednesday. The 18-year-old, whose real name is Keith Cozart, appeared before a judge in Skokie Wednesday and was being transferred to the Cook County Jail Wednesday afternoon. (DNA Info)
Keef won't have time to lay down new records after recently receiving a 90-day drug treatment sentence.
He will likely spend at least one night in jail before being transferred to Haymarket Center, a residential drug treatment facility where he must complete a 90-day sentence, the sheriff's office said. "In court Finna go to Jail Judge Wants to send me Back," the rapper tweeted at 3:10 p.m. Wednesday after appearing at the Skokie Courthouse. "Judge Putting me Back in jail See y'all later" (DNA Info)
Chief was released from a jail stint a few weeks ago.
After just nine days in the Cook County Jail for failing a required drug test, the rapper known as Chief Keef was released Wednesday morning. Keith Cozart, 18, walked out of the jail at 8:55 a.m., according to Cook County Sheriff's office spokeswoman Sophia Ansari. He had been in jail since Oct. 15, when he was ordered to jail for 20 days after testing positing for marijuana. Cozart received one day's credit from the sentencing judge. The sheriff's office confirmed he received another 10 days credit but could not provide further details. (Chicago Sun-Times)