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Rockie Fresh On Chief Keef: ‘I Can’t Judge Him’



Maybach Music Group artist Rockie Fresh has come to the defense of Chief Keef. In an interview with All Hip Hop, the “Electric Highway” artist recently slammed the Interscope artist’s critics.

“I do feel like people are too hard on him, because they are not doing nothin’ to help. When you an older person and you realize there’s an issue going on with somebody younger, especially in the African American community, older people have a tendency to look down,” Rockie told AllHipHop.com. “[They are] totally be disgusted by young people and the moves that we making. But, instead of really trying to find the root of why its that way, and really trying to fix it.”

Interscope artist Chief Keef was sentenced to 60 Days in a juvenile detention center for violating his probation.

Judge Carl Anthony Walker said Thursday Chief Keef, whose real name is Keith Cozart, would have to serve two months in Illinois Youth Center in St. Charles, IL.

Chief Keef reportedly broke down in tears several times during his court preceding pleading with the judge to not send him to juvenile detention, according to the Chicago Sun Times.

However, Judge Walker reportedly said he would not tolerate the teen’s “blatant violations of the court’s order.”

“I don’t know what his life was like before he got on. I can’t judge him,” Fresh said. “And I feel like people that’s much older than us, instead of trying to get in tune [with us] and help, instead of looking at their kids in terms of how much they need to watch over them…that’s the problem.”

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.

Rockie Fresh said he respects Chief Keef for not falling victim to an inner city problem that existed long before him.

“And the things is, he’s coming from a background that was clearly relevant before he started making music. Regardless of what people say about him, he still a young person that got out of the hood by putting in hard work. And he was able to release and album that was put in stores. That’s something that has to be applauded. I respect him for that.”

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