Chief Keef

Chief Keef appeared in court Monday (June 17) to answer for a previous speeding arrest from May, and pleaded guilty. It seemed that everything was going to be smooth, until the rapper left court … and was arrested AGAIN minutes later.

At the time, all that was known was that Keef (real name: Keith Cozart) was arrested on misdemeanor trespassing. However, new details have surfaced.

According to, the charge is a month old, and stems from hanging around the Parkway Gardens housing complex. He was processed and released without bail on Tuesday (June 19).

Additionally, outside the courthouse, Chief Keef was served with his second paternity suit in less then a year.

As for his speeding violation, Cook County Circuit Court Judge Earl Hoffenberg ordered Keef to pay a $531 fine, 18 months of probation, 60 hours of community service, eight hours of traffic school, and mandatory drug testing.

In a statement to Fake Shore Drive, Keef’s camp accused the Chicago PD of going out of their way to harass the young rapper… and using excessive force.

Below is the statement in its entirety:

Keith Cozart was arrested this afternoon around 12:30 P.M. after leaving traffic court. The 17 year old rap phenom, Chief Keef, road about 4 blocks from the Skokie Courthouse when his vehicle was pulled over. His manager Rovaun “Dro” Manuel was driving when two unmarked cars cut the vehicle off. Present were Chief Keef, Dro, Mike Starkman, and Ballout. Mike Starkman says six officers armed with AK47’s hopped out of the cars to extract a compliant Cozart. Keith Cozart was arrested on charges of misdemeanor trespassing and taken from Skokie back to the south side to be processed. It is not normal practice for police to come from the south side armed with AK47’s to arrest a person on misdemeanor trespassing charges, but clearly Chief Keef is a special young man that garners special treatment from the Chicago Police Department. Hours later, amidst jovial officers with no sense of urgency, Chief Keef is still being held waiting to be processed. So special they just wanted to keep him around for a little while longer.