Chicago Cops Don't Like Englewood Chief Keef Posters

Police plan to cite individuals who put up rapper's promotional posters

Thursday, Dec 13, 2012  |  Updated 3:51 PM CDT
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Controversial teen rapper Chief Keef can add one more thing to his long list of troubles.

Chicago Police plan to cite whoever is putting up posters on public property in the Englewood area promoting the 17-year-old's new album, the Chicago Sun-Times reported.

Chicago Police union Vice President Daniel Gorman told the newspaper that Chief Keef -- whose real name is Keith Cozart -- is being "hailed as a hero," and called the posters a "smack in the face" to the officers in the area.

Cozart popularity rose after Kanye West remixed one of his songs while he was on house arrest at his grandmother's house for a charge involving pointing a gun at a police officer. He signed with Interscope records and performed at Lollapalooza and Pitchfork this summer.

Cozart's manager, Rovan Manuel, told the RedEye that rapper had nothing to do with the posters and that police are targeting him unfairly.

The rapper is due back in court next week for a hearing involving holding a firearm in a video, a violation of his probation.

His new album, "Finally Rich," will be released December 18.

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