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Promoters scrap Chief Keef shows over legal woes

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Sep 11, 2013 | 2:39pm EDT

Two upcoming Chief Keef shows in Texas have been scrapped by concert promoters amid concerns the teen star will miss the gigs due to looming legal problems. The rising hip-hop artist, real name Keith Cozart, is due before a judge in his native Chicago, Illinois later this month (Sep13) to face allegations he has failed to keep up with court-ordered child support payments for a daughter he allegedly fathered when he was 15. The 18 year old, who is already on probation for 2011 firearms conviction, has also fallen foul of the law in recent months for speeding and trespassing, while an arrest warrant was issued in June (13) after he skipped a hearing relating to misdemeanour drug possession charges dating back to last summer (12). Now concert bosses at ScoreMore have decided to pull the plug on a pair of Texas shows as they are no longer willing to wait and see if he will be able to stay out of trouble to honour the dates. A statement posted on their website reads: "Yesterday we were told that Chief Keef was summoned back to court and that he may indeed be going back to jail... We are not willing to gamble with your money, and quite frankly, he has failed to report for some of his recent shows, which made us feel like the promises of change were aspirational rather than actual.... We will not allow that to happen. Chief Keef's shows on September 18 in Austin and September 19th in San Antonio are officially CANCELLED." In August (13), Chief Keef was ordered to pay $230,000 (£153,000) in damages to promoters in London after failing to turn up for a scheduled gig there last December (12). His legal woes have continued to mount - earlier this month (Sep13), the landlord of his Illinois home asked a judge to evict the rapper from the $1 million (£667,000), six-bedroom property after he allegedly racked up debts of $10,000 (£6,670) in unpaid rent.

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