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Chief Keef has been arrested in his hometown of Chicago on a probation violation.

The 17-year-old rapper (real name Keith Cozart) appeared in Cook County juvenile court and was jailed Tuesday after a judge found he violated probation. Chief Keef is on probation for pointing a gun at Chicago police officers.

Judge Carl Anthony Walker found Chief Keef showed a “willful disregard” of the court. The teenage rapper will be jailed until Thursday, when the judge will hold a sentencing hearing.

According to prosecutors, Chief Keef violated his probation in June when he visited a gun range in New York City for an interview with Pitchfork. Chief Keef’s probation barred him from having any contact with firearms. The video has since been removed from Pitchfork’s web site.

Chief Keef was sentenced to 18 months probation in January of last year. He did not address the judge or testify during the two-hour hearing on Tuesday.

Chief Keef’s Finally Rich debut was released last month.

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