Chicago rapper Chief Keef may want to consider penning a “Thank-You” letter to a local judge who decided to decline prosecutors’ requests to have him jailed for reportedly violating his probation recently.
According to reports, Keef’s decision to quietly move into a new home without giving his probation officer a head’s up did not serve as reason enough to throw him behind bars.
Cook County prosecutors sought to have rapper Chief Keef jailed Wednesday for allegedly violating his probation but a judge declined to lock him up. The 17-year-old musician, whose real name is Keith Cozart, failed to notify his probation officer that he was living in upscale Northbrook, prosecutors said. Juvenile court Judge Carl Anthony Walker refused to jail Cozart. Instead, he said he would consider the issue on Jan. 28, when a hearing already was set for a separate alleged probation violation involving the rapper. (Chicago Sun-Times)
Keef boasted about his legal team and flaunted a photo of his new home on Instagram following the hearing.
“BigGucciSosa300 ?@ChiefKeef #NewCrib http://instagr.am/p/T_oM0qSQYA/” (Chief Keef’s Twitter)
Prior to today’s judgement, his probation officer expected him to stay with his uncle when in his hometown.
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. (Chicago Sun-Times)
Outside of legal headlines, 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”)