Teenage rapper Chief Keef gets no jail time in probation violation case
Chief Keef scored a victory in court yesterday, when a judge allowed to remain free over prosecutors request that he be jailed. Prosecutors claim the Southside Chicago-based rapper had violated his probation, for moving to a home he reportedly purchased in a tony suburban Chicago neighborhood, without notifying his probation officers. Probation officers claimed the rapper had moved from his grandmother’s residence, to live with an uncle in Northbrook, in a house he allegedly purchased. But yesterday, lawyers for the rapper argued that he was simply recording music at his managers home/studio in the neighborhood. A juvenile court judge agreed and said there was no “credible evidence” that Chief Keef moved from his original home. The rapper is still not in the clear, due to an upcoming court date set for January 28. In that incident, prosecutors claim Chief Keef violated his probation, by doing an interview at a gun range. The rapper, born Keith Cozart, is currently on probation for pointing a gun at a police officer.