Chief Keef Released From Jail

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

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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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