Chief Keef, the teenage Chicago rapper who often presents a street-tough image, was visibly shaken and pleaded for leniency when he was sentenced to 60 days in juvenile detention on Thursday for violating his probation on a gun charge, the Chicago Sun-Times reported.
“I am a very good-hearted person,” the 17-year-old told Judge Carl Anthony Walker in Cook County Juvenile Court. “I am sorry for anything that I have done wrong.” But Judge Walker was unmoved. He said Chief Keef, whose real name is Keith Cozart, had ignored the court’s orders regarding his probation for having pointed a gun at a police officer. The judge said the rapper had violated an order to stay away from firearms when he agreed to do a videotaped interview with Pitchfork at a New York gun range last June and fired a rifle there.
The prosecution brought up the murderous persona Chief Keef often adopts in songs, particularly the recent single “Love Sosa,” as an argument for detaining him. Chief Keef, his voice trembling and breaking, told the judge he was misunderstood, according to the Chicago Reader. “My G.E.D. is almost complete,” he said. “And the person people are trying to make me out to be is not who I am.”
Source: New York Times: Art Section ( Chicago-Sun Times)