Chief Keef Arrested for Disorderly Conduct

Rapper had just completed probation sentence in March

May 21, 2013 2:10 PM ET
Chief Keef
Chief Keef
Johnny Nunez/WireImage

Chief Keef was arrested earlier this week in Atlanta for disorderly conduct, just two months after his release from custody. The 17-year-old Chicago rapper – real name Keith Farrelle Cozart – was taken into custody yesterday and booked one misdemeanor count of disorderly conduct. According to The Chicago Tribune, he was released around 3:20 a.m. today. Further details of the arrest were not available.

Chief Keef in Jail for Violating Probation

Chief Keef had completed a 60-day sentence in March in connection with his conviction on a weapons charge. The rapper was originally sentenced to 18 months of probation in January 2012 for pointing a gun at Chicago police officers, but a court ruled he violated the terms of his probation by shooting a gun during a video interview with Pitchfork last summer at a New York gun range.

To read the new issue of Rolling Stone online, plus the entire RS archive: Click Here

Music Main Next

blog comments powered by Disqus
Daily Newsletter

Get the latest RS news in your inbox.

Sign up to receive the Rolling Stone newsletter and special offers from RS and its
marketing partners.


We may use your e-mail address to send you the newsletter and offers that may interest you, on behalf of Rolling Stone and its partners. For more information please read our Privacy Policy.

Song Stories

“American Girl”

Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers | 1976

It turns out that a single with "American" in its title--recorded on the Fourth of July during the nation's Bicentennial, no less--can actually sell better in Britain. Coupled with the Heartbreakers' flair for Byrds jangle and Animals hooks, though, is Tom Petty's native-Florida drawl that keeps this classic grounded at home. Petty dispelled rumors that the song was about a suicidal student, explaining that the inspiration came from when he was 25 and used to salute the highway traffic outside his apartment window. "It sounded like the ocean to me," he recalled. "That was my ocean. My Malibu. Where I heard the waves crash, but it was just the cars going by."

More Song Stories entries »