Chief Keef in Custody for Violating Probation

Chief Keef was taken into custody for violating his probation.

In 2011, the 17-year-old rapper, real name Keith Cozart, was sentenced to 18 months probation after being convicted of aggravated unlawful use of weapon for pointing a gun at police officers.

As part of his court ordered probation, Cozart was to away from guns, gangs and drugs. Last summer the  “Love Sosa” rapper was videotaped holding a semiautomatic rifle at a New York gun range during an interview with Pitchfork Media, an Internet- based music publication.

Chief Keef’s Lawyer, Dennis Berkson, insists that the weapon was used solely for the purpose of promoting his album, Finally Rich, which was released on Dec. 18.

The Chicago Sun-Times reports Judge Carl Anthony Walker said the video showed a disregard for the court’s authority. The rapper is scheduled for sentencing on Thursday Jan. 17. Until then, then he will be locked up in the juvenile holding facility.