Rapper/lightning rod for controversy Chief Keef has been ordered to spend 60 days at the Illinois Youth Center after violating his probation. The 17 year-old rapper was photographed holding a rifle during an interview with Pitchfork in July. Via The BoomBox:
“We would have preferred for him not to have to sit down for a single day,” explained Idris “Peeda Pan” Abdul Wahid, of today’s verdict. “Overall, I think it’s the best decision to satisfy everybody. The City of Chicago got what they want … We done been to hell and back already, so shit ain’t nothing.”
Reports from the courtroom, however, paint a vastly different picture of the “nihilistic” young MC. According to the Chicago Sun-Times, the scene in the courtroom was quite emotional, with Keef “breaking down into tears several times.”
Keef was originally on probation for pointing a gun at a police officer.