Chief Keef is getting a fresh start.
The 17-year-old MC has been released from juvenile detention after serving a 60-day sentence for probation violation, reports the Chicagoist. Keef was greeted by two dozen friends and family members upon his release, including his 1-year-old son.
Despite his young age, the Chicago native has a lengthy rap sheet, including charges for heroin manufacture and distribution, resisting arrest and pointing a gun at a police officer. He is also facing child support issues for his son, who he fathered at age 16.
However, Keef may be ready to turn over a new leaf. GlobalGrind.com reports the young MC will be baptized by Reverend Corey Brooks, known as Chicago's "rooftop pastor," upon his release. "He has had a chance to think," says Brooks. "He is an entertainer, that is how he sees himself. But at the same time, he has a God-consciousness. He is not some terror who is wreaking havoc."
At his sentencing in January, Keef broke down in front of the judge, telling him "I am a very good-hearted person." He added, "I'm sorry for anything I've done wrong, please give me a chance."
"I think people forget he is 17-years-old," says the Reverend. "He is not a bad kid."
Sounds like Keef has a lot of support to help him clean up his act, and clearly enough talent to make something of himself. Hopefully he'll stay on the positive now that he's getting a second chance.
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