Chief Keef Sentenced to 60 Days in Juvenile Detention
Chief Keef's rap career is now on hold as a judge sentenced the rapper to 60 days in juvenile detention Thursday (Jan. 17).
According to the Chicago Sun-Times, the 17-year-old emcee reportedly made a teary-eyed apology to the judge for violating his probation but it had no effect. "I am a very good-hearted person," Keef told Judge Carl Anthony Walker. “I am sorry for anything that I have done wrong… give me a chance."
But Judge Walker said Keef has repeatedly shown a willful disregard for the court’s orders, including shooting a firearm at an indoor gun range in New York during an interview with music website Pitchfork. In addition, the judge decided to make Cozart a ward of the state, removing him from the custody of an uncle and grandmother.
After the judge's ruling, Keef, who was dressed in a navy blue jumpsuit and white sneakers, hugged his mother before he was escorted out of the courtroom.
Outside of the courthouse, Keef's manager, Rovaun Pierre Manuel said the rapper wasn't a danger to society but simply a by-product of the violent Chicago neighborhood he grew up in. “Englewood has had this problem for as long as you’ve known," he said. “Chief Keef is a 17-year-old kid. Does the city of Chicago really think he is the problem?”
Chief Keef's next hearing in the case is scheduled for March 14.
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