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Judge Sends Rapper Chief Keef To Drug Rehab

Keith Cozart, who has been in and out of courts and jail for drug, traffic and other offenses, is being sent to rehab by a judge who indicated concern for the rapper's young age.



An 18-year-old Northbrook rapper originally from from Chicago's Englewood neighborhood and a judge with five grandchildren encountered each other in a Skokie Circuit Court courtroom Wednesday. 

Judge Earl Hoffenberg sentenced rapper Chief Keef, whose real name is Keith Cozart, to 90 days in drug rehab, and acknowledged that Cozart, who has been in trouble with the law numerous times for cannabis possession, traffic violations and disorderly conduct, is under a lot of pressure to support 40 people who depend on him, according to the Skokie Review. Hoffenberg said it was more pressure than he was under with five grandchildren.

Earlier: Rapper, 17, Fined, Lectured By Judge In Skokie Court

Back in May, Hoffenberg had sentenced Keef to 18 months of probation, traffic school, a $531 fine and random drug screenings. 

But he failed two drug tests and tested positive for drugs, landing him back in court Wednesday, according to the Chicago Tribune. 

Two women have sued Cozart for child support for babies he fathered, one in Nov. 2011 and one in Jan. 2013, according to abclocal.go.com. 

According to the Skokie Review, the judge told Cozart, "“You’re 18 years old and I’m really concerned about you, and I’d like to see you get some help.”

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