Atlanta rapper Waka Flocka Flame has weighed in on teenage hip-hop artist Chief Keef making headlines this week for getting arrested and sentenced to juvenile detention over a probation violation.
Rather than directly scold his actions, Waka offered up some advice to the teen rapper.
“People like me, I could just show him the bigger picture like, ‘You ain’t gotta hold no gun in no interview. It’s bigger than that, you’re already there. Get your people out,’ ” Waka said in an interview. “That goes to show people don’t care about the situation they just gonna laugh at the lifestyle. … That Chief Keef situation; that just showed me how people can just disrespect you and accept you at the same time. That’s a kid at the end of the day. I feel like that’s me when I first started rapping, people judged me. It’s just that they judge you because they don’t understand you. Instead of judging the kid and just bashing him down, why not reach an arm out and help him.” (MTV)
Reports of his 60-day juvenile detention sentence emerged Thursday (January 17).
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)
Details of his reported in-court comments have also come into the light.
In their report, they explain: “I beg you please,” Chief Keef told Juvenile Court Judge Carl Anthony Walker. “Give me one more chance to show you. .. I am a very good hearted person. I have not picked up any more cases… That’s not my life anymore.” They also mention that his lyrics were read aloud in the courtroom: Before being sentenced, prosecutors read lyrics from Chief Keef’s “Love Sosa” rap on his “Finally Rich” album, which debuted last month to strong sales. Prosecutors pointed to lyrics that mentioned gangs and guns, a sign that the teen was unrepentant. Chief Keef, in addressing the judge, called the lyrics [of his music] “bull stuff.” (Complex)
Earlier this week, Chief got placed into police custody for holding a weapon during an interview.
Just weeks after releasing his debut album, “Finally Rich,” South Side rapper Chief Keef was taken in handcuffs from juvenile court Tuesday after a Cook County judge ordered him held in custody. Judge Carl Anthony Walker ruled that Chief Keef had violated his probation for a 2011 gun conviction by holding a rifle at a gun range in New York while a video was being shot last summer. (Chicago Tribune)