CHICAGO — Chicago rapper Chief Keef is making headlines this week after his 21st birthday.
Keef celebrated 21 years on Monday, during which he enjoyed a 28-inch tall treat made by Hollywood cake artist Marc Gravelle that included edible blunts and handpiped gold chains, according to the Chicago Tribune. Photos began circulating online of his creation this week.
The controversial rapper, whose real name is Keith Cozart, has previously been arrested on drug and gun charges.
Gravelle told the Tribune that though the cake brought some buzz online, it also attracted a lot of criticism.
“In 33 years, I’ve never had that problem” of backlash, Gravelle told the Tribune. “This is what the client wanted. It was supposed to be fun.”
He added that he did not know who Chief Keef was before an agent for the rapper contacted him with the request.
Gravelle said the cake took four hours to make, and it included a large “21” at the top over an emoji of the rapper’s face. The bottom of the cake included codeine cough syrup, which is used to make “purple drank.”
“I was told (Chief Keef) smiled. He liked the cake. That’s my job,” Gravelle told the Tribune.
Keef is originally from Chicago but now lives in Los Angeles.