Chief Keef was arrested in connection to a violent home invasion of a music producer who was ‘badly beaten and robbed at gunpoint with an AK-47’.
The 21-year-old Chicago rapper is accused of assaulting his former music producer Ramsay Tha Great and was arrested by Los Angeles police at his home on Thursday.
Chief Keef, whose real name is Keith Cozart, allegedly robbed the producer of a Rolex, rings and $1,600 in cash, while being armed with an assault rifle on January 19.
The rap star had his bail set at $500,000 and SWAT members were outside of his million-dollar Tarzana, California home before the arrest, KTLA 5 reported.
The producer took to Instagram last week to tell his story from a hospital bed where he is seen in a neck brace, a swollen eye and a cut on his forehead.
Ramsay Tha Great said in the video that he was woken up by someone at his door and Chief Keef and another man who was armed with an assault rifle, pushed their way inside his room.
They began hitting him in the face and stole some of his belongings, according to the producer.
He promised from his hospital bed that he would see the rapper in court and would ‘take everything’ from him.
Los Angeles police arrested Chief Keef and two other men at his home for his alleged involvement in the case at 4.30pm on Thursday, NBC Los Angeles reported.
Since the rapper’s arrest, Ramsay Tha Great has been criticized for ‘ratting’ on the ‘Sosa’ rapper, prompting him to speak again on Instagram about the ordeal.
He said: ‘Yo, it’s real sad to see my black community condone home invasion, armed robbery with deadly assault — hitting me the face with an AK-47.
‘This ain’t Grand Theft Auto. You have been playing too much of that. It’s real life. You can’t do that.
‘It’s Chief Keef’s fault. If he didn’t do this to me, he didn’t run in my crib like that, if he didn’t jump me, punch me in the face, rob me, home invasion, he wouldn’t be going to jail.’
LAPD Captain Brian Pratt said the investigation was straight-forward since they had names of the suspects, reported NBC Los Angeles.
He said: ‘It was a violent home invasion involving firearms being pointed at victims.
‘The detectives did some really great follow up investigation. Witnesses came forward and identified who our suspects were. We knew who we were going after – we weren’t just shooting in the dark.’
Chief Keef is being held on a $500,000 bail.
This robbery and assault arrest, is the latest addition to Chief Keef’s rap sheet.
His first tangle with the law came at just 15-years-old when he was arrested and charged for delivering and manufacturing heroin in Chicago, a Class X felony.
Source: Daily Mail UK