Whenever Chief Keef is in the news, you can bet money that it isn’t something positive.
The 17-year-old Chicago rapper was hit with a child support lawsuit by an eighth-grader who says he is the father of her 14-month-old baby. The rapper (real name Keth Cozart) is named as the defendant in suit that seeks daycare expenses, out-of-pocket health expenses, health insurance, retroactive child support and the payment of legal fees.
According to TMZ, Keef may be able to bypass any criminal action being taken out on him:
In Illinois, it is considered a misdemeanor for two people under the age of 17 to have sex … even if they’re in a consensual relationship. When both parties are between 9 and 17 years old, the older person commits a crime called “criminal sexual abuse.”
Punishment for the crime includes a max sentence of one year in jail … and a requirement to register as a sex offender for ten years — but in reality, these cases are almost never prosecuted.
The most likely scenario in which Keef would face a judge is if the girl’s parents press charges — but if that hasn’t already happened, it probably won’t.
He sure has a lot going on to only be 17. Geesh!