CHICAGO — Hold the holy water.
A South Side pastor who said rapper Chief Keef agreed to get baptized upon his release from a juvenile detention facility Thursday said he decided to hold off on the ceremony - and he's not sure if it'll ever happen.
"I know some of you came expecting Keith ... and he's not here today for a reason," Brooks said. "I made the decision."
Brooks said if Cozart ever wants to get baptized, he'd be ready to help.
"I don't know if he'll ever get baptized here," Brooks told the congregation. "Sometimes you have to just let the chips fall where they may."
The rapper's release and rumored baptism brought more media attention to Brooks than he would have liked, he said.
"Some of you have seen me on TV a lot lately and I'm sorry," he said. "My intention is to be the pastor of this church, not the pastor on TV.
"But when you're the pastor of the 'hood, sometimes the 'hood gets you on the news."