Chicago rapper Chief Keef should consider heading to court and getting his child support problem settled after turning into a disappearing act Monday (July 14). #gottafindchiefkeef
According to reports, Keef failed to turn up for a child support hearing.
The hearing was to address $10,000 in back child support the 18-year-old rapper allegedly owes the 30-year-old mother of his 17-month-old daughter. Keef, whose real name is Keith Cozart, has had a number of run-ins with law enforcement over the past couple of years. He spent time in a juvenile detention center on a probabtion violation last year, and has been arrested for drug possession and speeding. Last month Cozart was evicted from a Highland Park home for not paying the rent. (CSN Chicago)
While he did not deny publicized eviction reports, Keef hardly served up an explanation for his situation a few weeks ago.
Chief Keef says back rent was not the trigger for his eviction … he tells us he was booted from his apartment because his neighbors just didn’t like him. TMZ previously reported … Keef was evicted from his unit in Highland Park, Illinois Tuesday. Sheriff’s deputies escorted him out, and there were reports he owed $11,300 in back rent. But our photog spotted a self-professed “turnt up” Keef in West Hollywood hours after the eviction … and he says it’s not about money … it’s because, “I’m too bad, I guess I’m a bad little young boy, I gotta go.” (TMZ)
Details of Keef’s eviction emerged across the Internet in mid-June.
The South Side rapper, whose legal name is Keith Cozart, was evicted Tuesday from his rented mansion in Highland Park, police said. It’s the latest in a long list of legal troubles for Cozart — though a criminal investigation connected to him in another North Shore community has been closed, authorities said Tuesday. Movers carried Cozart’s belongings out of the custom two-story brick home to a moving truck as Lake County Sheriff’s deputies looked on. The owner of the house, Bal Bansal, said Cozart, 18, had been a good tenant and his departure was voluntary, but police confirmed it was an eviction. (Chicago Tribune)
Reports also claimed the eviction boiled down to him missing monthly payments.
According to court records, Cozart had been about $30,000 behind in rent payments as of March but had reached an agreement to catch up by April 20. But a final eviction order was filed May 7, records show. (Chicago Tribune)