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Chief Keef

The 17-year-old South Side rapper Chief Keef, whose real name is Keith Cozart, was sentenced to probation last January after pointing a gun at a Chicago police officer in 2011.

Most recently, he was found guilty of violating his probation and sentenced to 60 days in a juvenile facility

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South Side rapper Chief Keef was released from Cook County Juvenile Temporary Detention Center Thursday afternoon after completing his 60-day sentence for violating his probation for a gun conviction.

Judge throws Chief Keef in jailChief Keef, whose real name is Keith Cozart, violated his probation when he was filmed holding a rifle at a New York gun range.

The 17-year-old rapper was sentenced to probation last January after pointing a gun at a Chicago police officer in 2011.

The Chicago Tribune reports that Chief Keef walked out of the detention center red diamond-studded coat. He was greeted by about two dozen family members and supporters as he exited and handed him his baby.

An uncle carried a garbage bag full of notebooks – possible rap lyrics Chief Keef had written while locked up.

South Side Chicago rapper Chief Keef was sentenced to 60 days in a juvenile facility after a judge found him guilty of violating his probation.

Chief Keef, whose real name is Keith Cozart, violated his probation when he was filmed holding a rifle at a New York gun range.

The 17-year-old rapper was sentenced to probation last January after pointing a gun at a Chicago police officer in 2011.

Cook County Juvenile Court Judge Carl Anthony Walker has ordered south side rapper Keith “Chief Keef” Cozart to remain in custody, ruling he violated his probation.

Pitchfork media interviewed the rapper six months ago holding a rifle at a gun range in New York.   Judge Walker ruled Tuesday that this violated his probation for a previous gun conviction.

The 17-year old will be held until he is sentenced on Thursday.

South side rapper Chief Keef will remain free despite allegations he once again violated  his probation.

17-year old Keith Cozart, also known as “Chief Keef”, was accused of this violation after reportedly purchasing and living in a home in north suburban Northbrook without notifying authorities.

Cozart’s attorneys argued Wednesday the rapper has spent much time recording at his manager’s home/studio in Northbrook.

Juvenile Court Judge Carl Anthony Walker said he had not been presented “any credible evidence” that the teen had moved from his south suburban Dolton home.

The rapper is on probation after a juvenile conviction for pointing a gun at a police office.

Prosecutors also claim Cozart violated his probation after doing an interview at a gun range in New York allegedly showing Cozart holding a rifle.  The next hearing for that allegation is set for January 28, 2013.

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