$100K Bail for Chief Keef Crew Rapper

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    A judge ordered 20-year-old Durk Banks, aka Lil Durk, held in lieu of $100,000 bail in a hearing Thursday.

    A member of Chief Keef’s crew rapper Lil Durk will reportedly remain in jail despite a fellow felon claiming responsibility for a gun that put the rapper in jail.

    A defense attorney for the parolee filed statements from several people claiming the rapper didn’t have a gun police say they found him with early Wednesday, including one from a convicted felon who claims it was his gun, according to the Chicago Tribune.

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    But a judge ordered 20-year-old Durk Banks, aka Lil Durk, held in lieu of $100,000 bail in a hearing Thursday.

    Banks was reportedly arrested Wednesday for trying to ditch a stolen 9 mm semi-automatic Glock in the 7200 block of South Green Street, just weeks away from finishing his parole in a 2011 aggravated unlawful use of a weapon case.

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    Banks is a friend and associate of South Side teen rapper Chief Keef, who has been making headlines with recent arrests for violating his gun probation, smoking weed in his hotel room, and excessively speeding.

    Banks lawyer reportedly asked the judge for a lower bail, stating funds from the Lil Durk’s recent sign with a music label hasn’t come through yet and his wife is expecting the couple’s second child next week, but the judge did not grant his request.