Chief Keef in Jail's Drug Rehab After Failing Pot Test

By Mark Konkol and Emily Morris  on October 15, 2013 11:00am  | Updated on October 16, 2013 12:16am

 Chief Keef turned himself in Tuesday after testing positive for marijuana, which is a violation of his conditional discharge for speeding on the Edens Expy.
Chief Keef turned himself in Tuesday after testing positive for marijuana, which is a violation of his conditional discharge for speeding on the Edens Expy.
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CHICAGO — Chief Keef, Chicago's rap phenom who makes no secret of his weed-smoking in his lyrics and social media posts, was in Cook County Jail's Cermak Hospital drug rehab Tuesday night, beginning a 20-day sentence for failing a court-ordered random test for marijuana.

The 18-year-old South Side rapper, a $6 million man thanks to Interscope Records, turned himself in at the Skokie Courthouse Tuesday morning, but not before letting fans know via Instagram.

“Walking in Court See y’all asses Later!

“Love All My Fans With Out y’all I Wouldn’t Get Far #FinallyRich,” he wrote.

Keef, born Keith Cozart, tested positive for pot, a violation of his conditional discharge for driving 55 mph over the speed limit in May in his 2011 BMW X6, authorities said.

The star was clocked by Northbrook Police driving 110 mph on the Edens Expy.

"That's a fast car. That's why I bought it," he told the arresting officer in a conversation captured by the officer's microphone.

Chief Keef surrendered at the Skokie Courthouse Tuesday morning after a hearing on his failed test. 

During his jail stint, the rapper will get help getting sober. The judge specifically mandated the rapper participate in the Cook County Corrections Department's drug program, a state's attorney spokeswoman said.

The rapper, who now goes by “Almighty So," issued a statement to fans via Instagram this morning.

“Outside The Court House Turnin My Self In But F--- It I Got N----- Facin More Then That ! For S--- Like killin Police officer,” the caption on his photo read.

He's not shy about his pot-smoking, sending out Instagram pics of him toking up. His biggest hit, "I Don't Like," includes the lyric, "I smoke dope all day and all night."

He was locked up earlier this year for violating probation on an earlier conviction for pointing a gun at a Chicago cop in 2011 when he was 16. A judge ruled a Pitchfork video showing the rapper holding a gun violated his probation in that case.

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 Rapper Chief Keef pleaded guilty to speeding in Northfield this summer.
Chief Keef's Run-ins with the Law
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That 60-day jail stint was served in juvenile detention. This time around, he's in with the adults at Cook County Jail.

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