She’s only 17-months-old and he’s already behind on $10,000?
Yesterday, a Cook County judge issued a warrant for rapper Chief Keef arrest after the rapper failed to appear in court for a child support hearing.
Keef, whose real name is Keith Cozart, reportedly owes his 17-month-old daughter’s mother, Erica Early, $10,000 in back child support payments, says the State Attorney’s office, whom filed the petition last month.
Earlier this year, 30-year-old Erica did a phone interview, where she admitted that the South Side rapper had made a few payments, but never fully caught up on his obligations.
“I guess since he’s living the lifestyle that he’s living, that you know, right now he probably don’t care about it too much,” Early said. This new case is one of two pending child support cases against the 18-year-old rapper in Cook County, Chicago.
Cozart has had many run-ins with the law since his rise to stardom, including pointing a gun at a Chicago police officer, being arrested for drug possession in Florida, disorderly conduct in Georgia, cited for driving more than 100 mph on the Edens Expressway and charged with DUI in Highland Park.
He was also evicted from his rented Highland Park mansion last month after falling behind $30,000 in rent payments, court records show. The Chicago Tribune reports that Keef’s presence in the suburb had caused a furor among some neighbors, who had complained about noise, traffic, cars parked on the lawn and additional problems.
Early and the state’s attorney’s office allege that Cozart has not complied with a March order that required him to pay $1,650 per month in child support plus $5,000 in back payments.
The order also required him to secure health insurance for the child, a condition he met, Early said.