The 17 year old popular rapper has been sentenced to two months at the Illinois Youth Center in St. Charles, Illinois. for a violation of his probation.
According to Idris "Peeda Pan" Abdul Wahid, a member of the rapper's management team, Keef; real name Keith Cozart, began serving his time immediately after sentencing this afternoon.
"I think that overall we would have preferred for him not to have to sit down for a single day,"
Peeda told Complex Magazine.
"Overall, I think it's the best decision to satisfy everybody. The City of Chicago got what they want... We done been to hell and back already, so s**t ain't nothing."
According to reports from the Chicago-Sun Times... the rapper tearfully pleaded with Judge Carl Anthony Walker not to sentence him to juvenile detention...
“I am a very good-hearted person....I am sorry for anything that I have done wrong. ... Give me a chance.”
but the judge said he could not tolerate the teen's “ blatant violations of the court's order.
According to sources, the rapper was convicted of a parole violation on Tuesday, after he was filmed holding a rifle at a gun range during an interview .. Handling firearms was a violation of his probation.
In addition to revoking Cozart’s probation and throwing him in jail, the judge decided to make Cozart a ward of the state, removing him from the custody of an uncle and grandmother. Walker said his ruling was necessary to protect the public.
The rapper will now spend 60 days in a juvenile lockup.
Chief Keef's legal problems garnered national attention last fall when Chicago police began to look into a war of words between his rap allies and aspiring rapper Lil Jojo.. which led to 18-year-old JoJo's shooting death . Hours after the slaying, Chief Keef sent lots of taunting tweet about the death, looking like he had something to do with the murder. He then claimed his account had been hacked.