CHICAGO — Chief Keef has a new baby, and his name is Sno.
The Chicago rapper, whose legal name is Keith Cozart, took to Instagram and Twitter Monday night to announce the arrival of his new baby son.
The White Sosa https://t.co/B2AYd1pMeA— AlmightySo (@ChiefKeef) August 24, 2015
Sno Cozart https://t.co/7kNZ7bSYty— AlmightySo (@ChiefKeef) August 25, 2015
The Instagram photos were apparently deleted by Tuesday afternoon, but a website that follows the rapper captured screenshots.
Sno is Cozart's second son, and fifth child, according to hip hop website Kollege Kidd, which reported the news. Keef, who turned 20 years old earlier this month, is also apparently bestowing his latest creation with the alias "Sosa," a nickname Keef has used himself in reference to Tony Montana's drug supplier in the classic gangster film "Scarface."
Keef, who is also CEO of the Glo Gang record label and apparel, has had his ups-and-downs since breaking out as a rap star three years ago. He was dropped from his record label last year after a stint in rehab and numerous run-ins with the law, and his recent attempts to perform in hologram form here were thwarted by concert venues and public officials alike. Last month, he tweeted he wanted to run for mayor of Chicago, a position that will next come up for election in 2019.
By naming his kid Sno, Cozart is following a trend of celebrities — including rappers — giving their children names that are all their own. Kanye West and Kim Kardashian famously christened their daughter North West in 2013, while the progeny of Shawn "Jay-Z" Carter and Beyonce Knowles is named Blue Ivy.
Though the "Sno" name is a little unorthodox, one arbiter of Chicago hip hop, Andrew Barber of local rap blog Fake Shore Drive, already expressed his apparent support.
Keef named his new baby son Sno The White Sosa. He really is a visionary.— Andrew Barber (@fakeshoredrive) August 25, 2015
Update: TMZ reported early Wednesday that a Kentucky woman has filed for child support payments from Keef in court. Keef's lawyer told TMZ that the woman's claims are bogus, but the rapper himself does not seem to be disputing paternity.
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