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Chief Keef sent to jail for probation violation

on January 15, 2013, 6:10pm

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According to the Chicago Sun Times, rapper Chief Keef (born Keith Cozart) was taken into custody Tuesday afternoon after a judge ruled he violated his probation.

Cozart, 17, is on probation for pointing a gun at a Chicago police officer in January 2011. Prosecutors argued that Cozart violated probation when he appeared to handle a rifle at a shooting range in a video for Pitchfork.

DNA Info reports that Cook County Juvenile Court Judge Carl Anthony Walker said Cozart exhibited a “clear disregard for the court’s authority” for participating in the interview.

A hearing on his sentence will be held Thursday.

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