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Rapper Keef Not in Northbrook

Despite previous reports that up-and-coming Chicago rapper Chief Keef broke probation by moving to Northbrook, the 'Chicago Tribune' reports a Cook County judge ruled there's not enough evidence to support the claim.

Keith Cozart, the 17-year-old Chicago rapper known as Chief Keef, appeared in juvenile court on Wednesday amidst allegations that he broke probation by moving to Northbrook, the Chicago Tribune reports. 

However, the judge in the case said said he did not see "any credible evidence" that Cozart actually moved out of his South Side home and the rapper can remain on probation, out of jail, the Chicago Tribune reports.

Judge Carl Anthony Walker said he would reconsider the issue on Jan. 28, during a previously set hearing for a separate, probation violation charge involving the rapper at a New York gun range, the Sun-Times reports.

Cozart is on probation for pointing a gun at a Chicago police officer, the Sun-Times reports, and weapon possession would violate the probation.

Cozart made headlines in September when Chicago Police began investigating the death of another teen rapper, Joseph “Lil JoJo” Coleman, who was shot and killed after a Twitter fued with Cozart, the Sun-Times previously reported.

Cozart gained notoriety earlier this year after releasing a music video for his song "Don't Like," which features the shirtless rapper smoking and dancing in a small room with several other young men. 

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