Chicago rapper Chief Keef is once again back on the streets after serving just over a week behind bars for failing a drug test.
According to reports, Chief was released early Wednesday (October 23) morning.
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)
The rapper made sure to jump onto his Instagram and Twitter pages to inform the world of his return.
“Almigh! http://instagram.com/p/f0Hmp6yQY3/,” he tweeted October 23 with words which read “I’m back b*tch” followed by various emoticons.
“I used to love Wayne #RidinNp ???????? http://instagram.com/p/f0ONOGyQRx/” (Chief Keef’s Twitter)
Recent reports revealed Keef’s latest bid stemmed 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)
Initial reports speculated his 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)