I’m not proud to say that I’ve listened to Chief Keef’s music, but I didn’t want to. Last month, for BET’s Don’t Sleep episode on the violence in Chicago, I was knee-deep in Chief Keef research. After listening to his music and looking at his face, I vowed I never wanted to do either again. But he’s popped up in news headlines again.
As of last week he was sentenced to 60 days in juvenile detention for violating his probation on a gun charge. In a statement to Complex, Chief Keef’s manager wasn’t pleased with the outcome.
“I think that overall we would have preferred for him not to have to sit down for a single day. 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,” said Idris “Peeda Pan” Abdul Wahid.
I wasn’t shocked to hear about his sentencing, but my mouth dropped when news hit about a child support suit filed by a middle schooler against Chief Keef.
According to TMZ, the 17-year-old rapper is being accused of fathering a child with a child. Although the name or age of the girl hasn’t been released, but according to the documents, she currently attends a Chicago middle school. That puts her between the 6th and 8th grades when she conceived the child, with then 15-year-old Chief Keef.
In Illinois, when both parties are between 9 and 17-years-old, the older person commits a crime called “criminal sexual abuse,” and is considered a misdemeanor. Punishment could include a max sentence of one year in jail and registration as a sex offender for 10 years.
The girl is currently suing for child support, health insurance and other medical expenses.