CHICAGO — Teen rapper Chief Keef — who is perhaps as well known for his legal exploits as his music — was ordered on Monday to pay child support when a DNA test confirmed paternity of an unidentified child.
The 18-year-old, whose real name is Keith Cozart, is currently undergoing a 90-day residential drug treatment program in Malibu, Calif.
Cozart's lawyer appeared before Judge Russell Hartigan in southwest suburban Bridgeview, according to Tandra Simonton, a spokeswoman for the Cook County State's Attorney's Office.
After reviewing the results of a DNA test, Hartigan ordered the teen to make $2,500 monthly payments, effective Dec. 1, Simonton said. Cozart is also required to buy life insurance and medical insurance for the child, whose age and gender were not made public.
“His devil is all those girls," Cozart's outspoken "Granny," Margaret Carter, said in March. "Oooh, those girls are the devil. Everybody needs to just leave him alone and give him a big box of rubbers.”
In January of this year, Cozart signed a 3-album, $6 million contract with Interscope Records. An advance of about $500,000 was placed into a trust because Cozart was a minor at time. The South Side rapper gained control of his finances in August when he turned 18.
Cozart's next court date for Monday's case is slated for Jan. 27. A judge will check whether Cozart has complied with the mandates.
Earlier this month, the teen was ordered into a 90-day residential drug treatment program after failing two drug tests.
In October, he served eight days in jail after failing a court-ordered drug test brought on by a conviction for driving 110 mph on the Edens Expy. Officials said the drug test showed he had smoked pot.
"That's a fast car. That's why I bought it," Cozart said about his 2011 BMW X6. The arresting officer's microphone captured the conversation.
Before that, Cozart was locked up for violating probation on a conviction for pointing a gun at a Chicago cop in 2011 when he was 16. The teen served 60 days in juvenile detention.
Contributing: Tanveer Ali