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Chief Keef arrested for allegedly assaulting and robbing former producer

on January 27, 2017, 1:53pm

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Chicago rapper Chief Keef has been arrested on charges of assault and robbery, according to a report from TMZ.

Keef, aka Keith Cozart, allegedly attacked and robbed his former producer Ramsay Tha Great in his home on Thursday night. According to Ramsay’s own account, he had gotten into a dispute with an acquaintance who had called Cozart to try and mitigate the situation. Later that evening, Cozart and five associates, including fellow Glo Gang rapper Tadoe, forcefully entered Ramsay’s home and beat him. One of the suspects was reportedly armed with an AK-47.

Law enforcement sources confirmed to TMZ that police had obtained a warrant to search Cozart’s Tarzana, California residence in relation to an armed home invasion. Cozart and Tadoe were then arrested, with Cozart being booked for robbery. He is currently being held on $500,000 bail.

In a video posted online, a very clearly beaten Ramsay recounted the ordeal. Watch his explanation below.

This is far from the first time 21-year-old Chief Keef has found himself on the wrong side of the law. He was put on probation in 2011 after pulling a gun on an Illinois police officer and was subsequently sentenced to 60 days in jail when he violated said probation in 2013. Later that year, he pled guilty after being arrested for speeding (110 in a 55 MPH zone), only to get arrested for trespassing as he left the courthouse. He then violated his probation stemming from the speeding case when he tested positive for marijuana and was sentenced to 20 days in jail. After spending 90 days in rehab, he was arrested for a DUI in early 2014. He failed to show up for his court date, and a warrant was issued for his arrest. At the same time, he was being sought for a second warrant stemming from unpaid child support.

Sometimes, Chief Keef records music. Just yesterday, he was announced to be performing at Miami’s Rolling Loud hip-hop festival in May; it’s not yet known how these new charges might affect that appearance.

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