Rapper Chief Keef, whose real name is Keith Cozart, was arrested Monday near Atlanta for allegedly smoking weed in his swanky hotel room. Cozart, 17, was busted by police after hotel security at LeMeridien Atlanta Perimeter in Dunwoody, Ga., observed and smelled the rapper smoking marijuana in his room.
Chief Keef was booked on Monday afternoon and released from jail early Tuesday morning. He faces disorderly conduct charges and will have a court hearing, not yet scheduled. Police told NBC5 in Chicago that the rapper was arrested without incident.
Cozart’s Chicago lawyer, Dennis Berkson, told The Sun Times that “he didn’t know anything about the arrest” on Tuesday.
And by no means is the teen rapper ashamed of his arrest. On Tuesday, Chief Keef posted a photo of his mug shot on Instagram and Twitter, writing, "Just Got Out Of Dekalb County jail in Atlanta Mad As f—k." Cozart also joked on social media about how quickly his mug shot spread around the Internet after he posted.
This is not Cozart’s first stint behind bars. The rapper was most recently released from jail last month after serving two months for a probation violation for waving a gun in his music video. He was arrested for aggravated assault with a weapon after pointing a gun at a Chicago police officer two years ago. In January 2011, he was also arrested for heroin manufacture distribution.
TMZ also reported earlier this month that the rapper was sued for child support by “his middle-school-aged baby mama.” The gossip site added he fathered the child, born in 2011, when he was only 15. The judge ordered Cozart to pay $2,600 a month in child support, plus $10,400 in previous unpaid support. Cozart reportedly makes nearly $156,000 a year.
After garnering attention from the likes of Kanye West, Wiz Khalifa and 50 Cent, Chief Keef signed a major record deal and released his first album in December. The rapper also confirmed on Twitter that he is dating video model Pretty Mesha, who fueled rumors that the pair are engaged after she posted a photo on Instagram of an engagement ring.