A lot of hip-hop stars claim to be hard asses when they're soft as baby poop, but that is in no way the case with ruggish Chi-Town rhymer Chief Keef. If ever there was a street-running thug, this kid known as Sosa makes the cut, mainly because of the mind-blowingly illegal stuff he's done.
Keef has been 18 for less than a month, but he's already got a police record riddled with more crimes than 50 Cent's body got bullets. When the Chief sings about shootin', lootin', and bangin', ain't nothin' false about it.
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Filmed His Music Videos While on House Arrest
Chief Keef caught his big break with some homemade music videos for a few mixtape joints, including "I Don't Like." These clips are hood as fuck, but not in the sense that they're set in the streets. Keef was on some real gangster shit, choosing to record the videos as a way to kill time while on house arrest for weapons charges. That's why the vids were all shot inside. At the time, he was 16, but even earlier, he'd caught a charge for manufacturing and selling heroin. That level of crime should've made Keef a Class X felon, but he was instead classified as a delinquent because of his age. This is how his career took off.
Banned From Instagram for Posting a Picture of Himself Receiving Oral Sex
Bitches love Sosa, and he isn't playing. In fact, the ladies like Keef so much that they'll let him Instagram pictures of their mouths on his dee in the middle of a fellatio sesh. It turns out the social media service doesn't have enough love to let that fly, though, and Keef was subsequently banned for publishing pornographic photos. But that doesn't mean we can't still find a copy of it on the Internet!
Arrested for Driving 110 MPH in a 55-MPH Zone in Chicago
This guy signed a $6-million record deal with Interscope when he was just 17. He even got his own label, Glory Boys Entertainment. And what is a young, crazy kid gonna do with so much money? Blow it fast, obviously. That's why he bought himself a damn sports car and got pulled for driving 110 mph in a 55-mph zone and carrying $8,000 in his pocket. Apparently, he was coming home from a performance in Iowa. And when asked about his speed, Keef replied, "It's a fast car. That's why I bought it."
He Fathered a Baby in the Seventh Grade
And yet, with all this money, he still finds it difficult to pay his damn child-support bills. That's right, this 18-year-old wild boy has a child of his own. And this isn't a new bundle of joy, either. Keef became a baby daddy when he was in the seventh grade. But after big earnings and even flashier spending, he found himself thousands behind in his payments, and landed another court case.
He's Under Investigation for Having Lil JoJo Shot and Killed
Lil JoJo was another underage Chicago rapper famous for bangin' and runnin' the streets, but he made the mistake of starting beef with Keef and his crew. After a few diss tracks and some threatening drive-bys, JoJo was shot and killed. Moments later, Keef laughed about the murder on Twitter, though he later claimed that his account had been hacked. Now, JoJo's mother believes Keef hired someone to hit her son, and Keef is again under investigation.
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