Rapper Chief Keef Arrested Near Atlanta

Chicago allegedly busted smoking marijuana in hotel, jailed on disorderly conduct charges

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    Dekalb County Sheriff's Office
    Chief Keef's mug shot from the Dekalb County Jail.

    An embattled Chicago teen rapper was arrested near Atlanta Monday for allegedly smoking weed in his hotel room.

    Keith Cozart, aka Chief Keef, faces disorderly conduct charges after security at a Dunwoody, GA, hotel called police after observing smoke and smelling marijuana coming from his room.

    Cozart was booked at 4:37 p.m. and wasn't released from jail until 3:38 a.m. Tuesday.

    The 17-year-old rapper wasn't trying to hide the arrest, posting the mug shot on his Instagram and Twitter accounts a few hours later with the message "Just Got Out Of Dekalb County jail" and "Mad as (expletive)."

    A police spokesman told NBC 5 that Cozart was arrested without incident. A court hearing will be set for a later date.

    Cozart was just released from jail last month after serving 60 days on a probation violation. He was initially on probation for pointing a gun at a Chicago Police officer in 2011. 

    Over the past year, the rapper has managed to sign a major record deal and released a full-length CD in December, but he's also come under fire for joking on Twitter about the shooting death of an 18-year-old rival rapper, Joseph "Lil JoJo" Coleman.