January 17, 2013


Chief Keef Sentenced to 60 Days in Juvenile Detention

Johnny Nunez
Johnny Nunez

UPDATE: According to the Sun Times, Chief Keef has been sentenced to 60 days in juvenile detention for probation violation.

Repeat arrestee/rapper Chief Keef has become a fixture on the Chicago PD's Honor Roll, presumably addressing the officers at this point on a first-name basis and exchanging pleasantries about the family and Keef's debut album Finally Rich. Today's arrest comes courtesy of a probation violation, in which a judge ruled that the 17-year-old showed a "willful disregard" for the court, according to the Chicago Sun-Times.

The violation stems from when Keef visited a New York gun range in June, an incident recorded by Pitchfork. The music site and a Chicago judge got into their own beef when the judge demanded the footage be turned over. Pitckfork subsequently removed the video from the site after the shooting death of one of Keef's rivals.

Keef's attorney—one of Chicago's hottest jobs right now—tried to argue that shooting a gun on private property in a promotional video didn't violate the rapper's restrictions. The judge disagreed, though, stating that it was no different from the rapper handling a gun in his own home, which would've violated his probation.

Keef didn't address the court, but we'll just assume he's internally collecting all of these incidents for the follow-up to his debut. 

A sentencing hearing is scheduled for Thursday.