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Chief Keef Sued For Child Support

By Chuck Sudo in Arts & Entertainment on Jan 22, 2013 4:40PM

The body blows keep coming for embattled teen rapper Chief Keef. The Chicago Sun-Times reports an unnamed 17-year-old girl has filed a lawsuit seeking child support from Keef, whose real name is Keith Cozart.

The lawsuit, filed Dec. 11, seeks “appropriate” child support payments, back child support, attorney fees, day care expenses, health insurance and out-of-pocket medical expenses, stating that Cozart is now a big time rapper who “earns a substantial income.” The suit also states Cozart signed a document acknowledging he is the father of the baby girl, born in November 2011. Maybe he shouldn’t have his debut album Finally Rich.

Child support issues aside, this opens up the possibility of even more legal trouble for Cozart. In Illinois it’s a misdemeanor for two people under the age of 17 to have sex, even if it’s consensual. When both parties are between the ages of 9 and 17, the older person may be charged with “criminal sexual abuse,” which can carry a sentence of up to a year in jail, a fine of $2,500 and a requirement to register as a sex offender for up to 10 years. As TMZ writes, “these cases are almost never prosecuted,” Given Cozart’s prior respect for the judicial system, it’s possible an exception could be made.

Cozart was sentenced to 60 days in juvenile detention for violating the terms of his probation. During the sentencing, Judge Carl Anthony Walker said Cozart showed a “willful disregard” of the court’s order by firing a gun on a New York gun range, which was caught on video by music website Pitchfork for an interview.