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Chicago Rapper Chief Keef Completes Rehab

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Rapper Chief Keef was released from court oversight today after completing 90 days in a California drug rehab.

But the Cook County judge warned the rap artist, whose real name is Keith Cozart: “If I see you again, you’re going to be singing your praises in jail.”

After the hearing at the Skokie branch courthouse, Cozart, who was joined by his lawyer and an entourage of handlers and supporters, said he felt “cool” and vowed, “I ain’t coming back.”

The case – one of Cozart’s many recent legal entanglements – stemmed from a speeding ticket Cozart received on the Edens Expressway in May, when authorities said he was clocked going 110 mph behind the wheel of a BMW. He was placed on 18 months of probation and ordered to undergo drug testing.

After multiple failed drug tests – one that landed him in jail  for 10 days – Cozart was ordered by the courts into a 90-day drug treatment program at a rehab center on Chicago’s West Side. But his lawyers convinced the court to allow Cozart to go to rehab in California.

Today, Judge Earl Hoffenberg said the rapper “did really what I wanted him to do.”

Cozart, who was wearing a t-shirt, jeans and sneakers in court, paid $200 in court fines.

After the hearing, he called rehab “pretty hard,” saying: “I went to sleep and I woke up praying.”

Source: Chicago Tribune

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