Chicago rapper Chief Keef missed a court hearing Friday for a municipal traffic ticket for driving under the influence of marijuana, spurring a Lake County judge to issue a $50,000 bench warrant for his arrest.
Judge Veronica O’Malley issued the warrant after the rapper, whose real name is Keith Cozart, missed a scheduled appearance in misdemeanor court Friday morning, according to Cynthia Vargas of the Lake County State’s Attorney’s Office.
Cozart failed a sobriety test and was taken into custody.
Prior to his Highland Park arrest, Cozart had spent time in California serving a 90-day court-mandated rehab sentence after he pleaded guilty last year to testing positive for drugs while on probation.
He is also being sought on a statewide warrant issued July 14 in Cook County for child support he owes, according to sheriff’s office spokeswoman Sophia Ansari. That warrant carries a $10,000 cash bond.