Chicago rapper Chief Keef appeared in traffic court today following an arrest in May for traveling 110 mph in a 55 mph zone just outside the city limits of Chicago.
As he left the courthouse in Skokie, IL, on Monday -- where he plead guilty to the speeding charges -- police approached the 17-year-old and cuffed him again.
The Chicago Tribune reports that Keef was arrested on a misdemeanor trespassing charge.
Chief Keef's representatives released a statement on his arrest this afternoon:
"CHICAGO POLICE USE EXCESSIVE FORCE ARRESTING CHIEF KEEF
Keith Cozart was arrested this afternoon around 12:30 P.M. after leaving traffic court. The 17 year old rap phenom, Chief Keef, road about 4 blocks from the Skokie Courthouse when his vehicle was pulled over. His manager Rovaun “Dro” Manuel was driving when two unmarked cars cut the vehicle off. Present were Chief Keef, Dro, Mike Starkman, and Ballout. Mike Starkman says six officers armed with AK47’s hopped out of the cars to extract a compliant Cozart. Keith Cozart was arrested on charges of misdemeanor trespassing and taken from Skokie back to the south side to be processed. It is not normal practice for police to come from the south side armed with AK47’s to arrest a person on misdemeanor trespassing charges, but clearly Chief Keef is a special young man that garners special treatment from the Chicago Police Department. Hours later, amidst jovial officers with no sense of urgency, Chief Keef is still being held waiting to be processed. So special they just wanted to keep him around for a little while longer."
We'll update this story when we know more.
Posted June 17th, 2013 @ 4:39pm