Chief Keef Enrolls in New Rehab Facility

Media glare forces Sosa into more private location.

Posted: 12/13/2013 01:15 PM EST
Chief Keef

Chief Keef left Promises rehab due to "overwhelming media attention" and has been transferred to a more private Southern California location, reports TMZ. 

The 18-year-old was receiving treatment for marijuana addiction at the Malibu, Calif., facility, where several celebrities have gone. His record label has reportedly agreed to cover the $160,000 tab.

Keef, born Keith Cozart, was sentenced to 90 days for failing a drug test in court, stemming from a May speeding ticket. He was approximately one month into his stay. The name of the new facility is unclear.

Over the last year, the "I Don't Like" rapper's legal problems have swelled to include a $230,000 judgment brought against him by a concert promoter, and various child support issues. He was recently confirmed as the father of a 10-month-old baby and must pay $25,000 in back support alongside $2,500 a month for the child. 

At a hearing Thursday (Dec. 12), Keef's lawyers told Cook County Judge Earl Hoffenberg that Sosa is making improvements in rehab. "He's doing what he's got to do," attorney Barry Spector assured. "He understands what his obligation is." 

Judge Hoffenberg threatened to throw the teen back behind bars if he fails another drug test. "I've had murderers who haven't had so much time before this court," said Hoffenberg adding, "It's getting ridiculous. … I'm very happy he's doing well, but if he comes back dirty, I'm done. This is it." 

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