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Chief Keef Charged with Excessive Speeding

Northfield Police say Chicago teen rapper was driving 110 mph in 55 mph zone



    Chief Keef Charged with Excessive Speeding
    Chief Keef's latest legal problem? Excessive speeding.

    Chief Keef has apparently found something else he "don't like" -- speed limits.

    The teen Chicago rapper, whose real name is Keith Cozart, was arrested early morning on the Edens Expressway in Northfield for excessive speeding.

    Northfield Police tell NBC 5 that an officer clocked Cozart driving 110 mph in a 55 mph zone in the northbound lanes of I-94 at Winnetka Road at 3:18 a.m.

    The excessive speeding charge is considered a Class A misdemeanor, so the rapper was arrested and taken to the police station where he was later released on a $200 bond. Police say he did not spend any actual time in jail and was driven home by a friend.

    Cozart, 17, was also cited for having too many passengers in a vehicle for a graduated driver. A court date was set for next month.

    It's the latest in a string of recent legal troubles for Cozart. Just last week, he was arrested and jailed outside of Atlanta when a hotel security officer said he smelled marijuana coming from his room.

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

    Oh, and he also got into a Twitter fight with Katie Perry last week.

    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, a crime police believe may have been gang-related.

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