Chief Keef quick rise to fame was put to an abrupt stop Tuesday after a judge ordered him into custody for violating his probation.
Juvenile Court Judge Carl Anthony Walker ordered Chief Keef into custody for his role in operating a firearm during an interview with Pitchfork Media in June 2012.
Hip Hop mogul 50 Cent told MTV News he “knew” the talented Chicago rapper would face the legal troubles he is facing.
“I haven’t been in communication with him. I wish him the best,” he said.
50 Cent said there is no denying Chief Keef’s talent, saying, “he has something.”
“I think he has something, obviously. Even within the systems, no one has done anything for Chief Keef,” Fif said. “It’s still just his raw music, raw talent because he shot all his videos in the living room. He hasn’t had a music video that cost more than $4,000. His telephone could serve as a actual video camera. You know if you can record the right in-studio performances.”
50 Cent said Chief Keef’s life will continue to spiral out of control if he continues to live his life on the wrong track.
“It’s limitless opportunities out here now, so with Chief Keef it’s unfortunate to hear that he actually locked up,” he said. “I feel bad because I knew that was gonna happen. I know what continues to happen afterwards if you let is spiral out of control.”
Chief Keef was placed on an 18-month probation for pointing a loaded handgun at a Chicago police officer in 2011.
Police responded to a call of shots fired on Dec. 2, 2011 just before noon on the 6100 block of South Indiana, according to DNAinfo.com.
Police confronted Chief Keef as he was walking out of his grandmother’s apartment complex. Chief Keef, who was 16 years old at the time, brandished a loaded “blue-steel handgun” and eluded police for a half-block before being apprehended.
While in pursuit, police fires several shots at Cozart, but missed, according to a police report obtained by DNAinfo.com
Though the rapper, born Keith Cozart, didn’t fire his weapon, he did point his gun at officers- twice.
Cozart reportedly was charged with three counts of aggravated assault with a firearm on a police officer and aggravated unlawful use of a weapon- all felonies. He was sentenced to home confinement at his grandmother’s house- the same home where the viral “I Don’t Like” music video was shot.
The “I Don’t Like” rapper has been under intense scrutiny by Chicago prosecutors for two alleged violations on his probation. In addition to the online video, The Interscope Recording artist failed to earn his GED by an August deadline.
The rapper also was found associating with Black Disciple gang members after police responded to a call of gang disturbance in the 6300 block of South King Drive, according to the Sun Times
Chief Keef’s probation prohibits him from having any guns or illegal drugs or associating with gang members.
“He is still blowing off this court. He is still doing what he wants to do,” Assistant Cook County State’s Attorney Julian Brevard said in a Nov. 2 court hearing, according to the Sun Times.
His “whole image is that he is a tough guy,” he added.
Chief Keef posted defiant messages on Nov. 2 to his Twitter account, according to the Sun Times.
“Prosecutors want me back in jail?! I aint going!!!! … IM out here tryin to get this money & they wanna stop me from shining!!!” he wrote.
Judge Carl Anthony Walker ruled he wouldn’t lock up the 17-year-old rapper before a Nov. 20 hearing. Though he acknowledge Chief Keef should be placed on “electronic home monitoring.”
Chief Keef reportedly left court pumping his fists in a display of victory. According to the Sun Times, he told a reporter before his court proceeding that it would be “a piece of cake.”
Chief Keef is scheduled to be sentenced Thursday.
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