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Chief Keef Released From Jail

Teen rapper reportedly already under scrutiny for gang-related Facebook post



    Chief Keef Released From Jail
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    Rapper Chief Keef is a free teen Thursday, albeit one still on probation.

    Embattled South Side teen rapper Chief Keef walked out of juvenile detention center on Thursday.

    Keef, whose real name is Keith Cozart, served a 60-day sentence on a probation violation.

    He was on probation for pointing a gun at police officers in 2011 and violated the terms by holding a gun during a video shoot with Pitchfork Media.

    Cozart celebrated his release by releasing a link to a new music video -- obviously made before his incarceration.

    But it also didn't take long for more controversy to brew. According to the Chicago Sun-Times, police are concerned about a posting on Cozart's Facebook page Thursday that taunted a street gang over a 2011 murder, however the posting appears to have been removed.

    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.

    South Side Pastor Corey Brooks announced a few weeks ago that he would baptize Cozart when he was released from jail.

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