Rapper Chief Keef pleaded not guilty Friday to a charge of driving under the influence of marijuana, according to the Lake County News-Sun.
Keef, whose real name is Keith Cozart, was pulled over in the 2600 block of Skokie Valley Road on March 5 and police say he failed a field sobriety test.
In a separate case against the teenager, his Highland Park landlord had filed eviction papers against Cozart for owing $30,000 in overdue rent, according to an article in TribLocal. He was required to pay that amount in full by April 20. His attorney told TribLocal that he is fully caught up now and that he fell behind during his 90-day stay in a drug treatment facility in California.
Rent on the home is $7,500 a month, the article states.
In yet another case, police are investigating a shooting at Cozart’s manager’s Northfield home late last month. WGN reported at the time that someone called the newsroom and said "Chief Keef shot me."