Chief Keef out of Jail After Eight Days for Failing Drug Test
COOK COUNTY CRIMINAL COURTHOUSE — Chicago rap phenom Chief Keef is out of jail after serving eight days for failing a court-ordered drug test, officials said Wednesday morning.
The 18-year-old rapper, a $6 million man thanks to Interscope Records, turned himself in at the Skokie Courthouse on Oct. 15.
He was given 20 days and immediately hauled off to the Cook County Jail's Cermak Hospital for court-ordered drug rehab.
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.
The rapper, who now goes by “Almighty So," announced his release on Instagram Wednesday.
"I'm back b----"
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.
That 60-day jail stint was served in juvenile detention.