Atlanta rapper Gucci Mane recently shared his thoughts on newly added Brick Squad member Chief Keef running into constant legal problems and why he hopes things will change from the teenager.
Gucci said he hoped artists like Keef and more will learn from the mistakes he has made.
“I take responsibility for some of that bad stigma that comes from me. A lot of the things I have done, I regret. And a lot of it [I warranted]. A lot of it, it be false claims,” Gucci revealed. “Media take it and make they own assumptions…A lot of things don’t have a lot of truth in them…My advice would be to him [Chief Keef], and any other young guy, is to learn from…try not to do the same thing that I did.” (Power 107.5)
Recently, Gucci talked about his relationship with Keef and why he added him to Brick Squad.
“He a big fan of mine and I just see a lot of potential in him. I feel like all these years I’ve been in the rap game, there’s a lot of things that I wish I could have did a different way. So I just feel like if nothing else, I just want to give him some advice so that he can just enjoy his career. Just show him that trouble is so easy to get into. It’s really more of a big brother thing. There’s a business arrangement of course, but I just really like him as a person. He hard. He for real. The young people take to what’s real, what they perceive as authentic.” (XXL Mag)
Back in mid-May, Chief found himself in handcuffs on a drug possession charge.
Keith Cozart, known as the rapper Chief Keef, was arrested by Dunwoody, Ga. PD yesterday for disorderly conduct, EW has confirmed. The news was first reported by TMZ. “On May 20, 2013 at [2:51 p.m.], officers responded to 111 Perimeter Center West, LeMeridien Hotel, in reference to an illegal drug activity call. Hotel security had observed smoke and a smell of marijuana from a room,” a police spokesperson said in a statement. Officers spoke with Keef and he was subsequently arrested. (Entertainment Weekly)
Days later, he was arrested outside of Chicago for speeding.
17-year-old Chief Keef was caught ON TAPE shattering the speed limit in Illinois this week — allegedly doing 110mph in a 55mph zone — and TMZ has dash cam footage of the subsequent police chase … and arrest. The video starts out pretty tame — until out of nowhere, Keef barrels past the idling police cruiser in his BMW X6 M … and the cops peel out after him. It takes roughly two minutes for officers to catch up to Keef and pull him over. As we reported, Keef was eventually arrested for speeding and having too many people in his car (he only has a driving permit). The arrest is also on tape. But the best part — wait ’til you hear the arresting officer’s voice when he finds out Keef’s got $8,000 CASH in his pocket … (TMZ)