Chief Keef is off the hook for his alleged probation violation for now.
The 17-year-old rapper, in trouble for being out of contact with his probation officer, avoided jail Wednesday after prosecutors tried to have his probation violated.
Prosecutors cited a Dec. 10 police report saying Northbrook Police visited him at a home in the north suburb. He told police he lived there, prosecutors said, but Keef’s probation officer didn’t know that.
The lawyer for Chief Keef — who real name is Keith Cozart — told a Juvenile Court judge the rapper doesn’t really live there. He lives in Dolton with his grandmother.
Attorney Dennis Berkson said Keef is building a studio at the Northbrook home and records there. And his fans found out.
Judge Walker found no “credible evidence” that Keef altered but revelation authorities, that would have disregarded a 17-year-old’s parole.
In creation his ruling, a Judge denied prosecutors’ request, that was to have a rapper lay in jail until a full conference after in a month.
Prosecutors alleged that Keef changed his address and failed to notify his probation officer. Currently, the Windy City rapper is on probation after a juvenile conviction for pointing a gun at a police officer.
A formal hearing on the probation violation is set for January 28th.