Chief Keef in Jail . . . Again

Reporting on Chief Keef’s legal troubles is like watching the movie Groundhog Day, the same thing happens every time. Keith Cozart will once again be residing at Cook County Jail on the city’s Southwest side after appearing before a judge at a Skokie courthouse today stemming from a traffic charge. Keef tweeted from the courthouse, “In court Finna go to Jail Judge Wants to send me Back.”

The latest in the Chief Keef legal woes isn’t even his most serious. There have been rumors of owed child support payments to his two baby mothers, as well as a slew of lawsuits pending from missed or blown off shows in the past year. A quick overview of Keef’s run ins with the law in 2013:

  • Locked up in a juvenile detention center in the west suburbs of Chicago in January for conducting an interview with Pitchfork at a gun range, violating probation for an earlier gun conviction for pointing a gun at police.
  • Arrested disorderly conduct in May after security at the LeMeridien Atlanta Perimeter hotel “observed smoke and a smell of marijuana from a room,” according to Dunwoody, Ga., police.
  • Keef and his label,  Glory Boyz Entertainment, were ordered to pay more than $230,000 in August to a Washington D.C.-based concert promotion company for failing to appear at a London show in December 2012, according to court records.

Maybe 2014 will be better?

Jake Krzeczowski

Jake Krzeczowski is a writer based in Chicago. Since graduating from the University of Iowa in 2012 he has written for the likes of The Chicago Sun Times, Complex Magazine, and Elevator Magazine.

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