Chicago rapper Chief Keef is reportedly going the way of former hip-hop stars like Ma$e and Loon by searching for a higher power after completing a 60 day stint in juvenile detention.
According to reports, a local minister will help Keef see the lighter side of life.
Chief Keef is going to take the plunge into Christianity, a Chicago minister said Friday. The Rev. Corey Brooks, known as the “rooftop pastor,” said he plans to baptize the 17-year-old rapper when he’s released from juvenile detention. Keef, whose real name is Keith Cozart, is serving a 60-day sentence for violating his juvenile probation. He was on probation for pointing a gun at Chicago Police officers. “I’m going to baptize him,” Brooks said. Brooks said he has visited Keef at the state juvenile detention facility in west suburban St. Charles. (Chicago Sun-Times)
Earlier this month, Keef’s manager Rovan “Dro” Manuel spoke on the rapper likely turning into a better teenager following his stint in court-ordered dentention.
“I think he [will]. I got a message from him that he’s had a wake-up call. This is a wake-up call for him. It wasn’t even his fault that it happened, but it happened. I think he’s gonna come out a different person. I think he’s gonna come out with some new music, a new attitude…he’s gonna get out and do some shows, and hopefully go up the charts. And shoot the video for “Hate Being Sober.”” (Best of Both Offices)
While he continues to knock out time, local fans have come through to show support for Chief.
“I do not support the gang stuff, but I support Chief Keef,” said Steve W., manager of Exclusive Communications, an electronics shop at 857 W. 87th St., who declined to give his last name. “We support all artists. We were messing with [Chief Keef’s] music long before all this other stuff happened.” Steve, 29, added that Chief Keef’s music has inspired others to follow their dreams and put their talents to good use. “[Auburn Gresham] is a dangerous area and a lot of crime happens around here, but to see people like Chief Keef go from a nobody to a somebody is motivation for a whole lot of people,” he said. “He has opened a lot of doors for people and that’s good especially for ‘shorties’ living around here.” Since it opened in 2006, Steve said Exclusive has always been a one-stop shop place loaded with deals for everyone. The retailer sells hoodies, gym shoes, watches, t-shirts, coats, hats, jackets and other items. (DNA Info)
The Chi-Town rapper received his juvenile detention sentence around mid-January for being around weapons during a media interview.
It’s official: 17-year-old Chicago rapper Chief Keef is heading to jail over violating the terms of his parole. According to DNAinfo Chicago, Keef — whose real name is Keith Cozart — was sentenced to 60 days of juvenile detentionfor his probation violation in St. Charles, Ill., on Wednesday. Idris “Peeda Pan” Abdul Wahid, part of Cozart’s management team, told Complex that, “overall, I think it’s the best decision to satisfy everybody.” (Huffington Post)