Chief Keef's Day: Guilty Plea, Drug Tests, Paternity Suit, Another Arrest

By Erin Meyer and Darryl Holliday  on June 17, 2013 1:58pm  | Updated on June 17, 2013 6:27pm

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 Rapper Chief Keef pleaded guilty Monday to speeding in Northfield.
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CHICAGO — Chief Keef had a bad Monday.

The 17-year-old Englewood rapper pleaded guilty to going 110 mph on the Edens Expy. and was sentenced to probation and random drug testing.

At court, he also was served with a paternity suit, according to the Sun-Times.

And, while leaving court, he was arrested by Chicago police and locked up on a new charge, his attorney said.

Chief Keef, whose real name is Keith Cozart, was arrested blocks from the Skokie courthouse on a misdemeanor criminal trespass charge, attorney Leah Starkman said.

After the arrest, he was taken to the Grand Crossing police station at 70th and Cottage Grove to be booked on the charge, Starkman said.

The Chicago-born rapper appeared at ease leaving the station hours later. He said little on the way toward a black SUV waiting nearby.

According to Idris Abdul Wahid, a Keef spokesman, the trouble began when Keef, members of his entourage and his manager, Rovaun “Dro” Manuel, were driving around 12:30 p.m. and "two unmarked cars cut the vehicle off."

Six officers armed with AK-47s later detained Keef, according to a news release.

"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," the release continued.

More details of the charge weren't immediately available.

Before the arrest, the rapper was ordered to submit to random drug tests and stop driving after pleading guilty to driving more than 40 mph over the speed limit, a Class A misdemeanor, prosecutors said.

He also was sentenced to 18 months conditional discharge, eight hours of traffic safety school and told to do 60 hours of community service, prosecutors said.

"That's a fast car, that's why I bought it," the rapper could be heard telling the Northfield police officer who pulled him over last month.

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His arrest was recorded on a police dashcam video. When the footage got released to the media, the Twitter-happy rapper sent out a message saying: "F--- Da Popo."

An officer radaring cars in the north suburb saw the 17-year-old pass him at Winnetka Road heading north on Interstate 94 about 3:18 a.m., said Claude Casaletto, Northfield Police deputy chief.

"He clocked Mr. Cozart’s vehicle at 110 miles per hour in a 55-mile-per-hour zone," Casaletto said.

Keef also was cited for having an unlawful number of passengers in the 2011 BMW X6, as the 17-year-old's driver's permit allows him to have only one passenger, Casaletto said.

The young rapper was arrested, and one of his three passengers then drove the car, police said.

Keef was freed "shortly" after being taken to the station by posting a $200 bond, police said.

The rapper's speed limit woes aren't his only trouble with cops, or his only arrest last month.

A week before the speeding charge, Keef was arrested in an upscale hotel near Atlanta for smoking marijuana, police said.

In March, the rapper was released from juvenile detention, where he served 60 days for violating probation on a previous gun charge — for pointing one at officers.

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