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Warrant issued for Chief Keef's arrest

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Sep 12, 2013 | 2:57pm EDT

A warrant has been issued for Chief Keef's arrest after the rap newcomer reportedly failed to show up in court for a child support hearing. In May (13), the 18 year old was ordered by a Chicago, Illinois judge to pay $2,600 (£1,733)-a-month to an unnamed teenage mother who claimed the star had fathered her daughter. He was also told to offer up $500 (£333) in day care expenses and $10,400 (£6,933) in previously unpaid support. Keef, real name Keith Cozart, was due to appear in court on 5 September (13), but according to TMZ.com, he never showed and an order for his arrest was issued by the judge. If arrested, he will reportedly be held until he pays off a fifth of his child support debt. News of the warrant emerges just a day after ScoreMore concert promoters in Texas cancelled two upcoming gigs amid concerns the teen star will miss the shows due to looming legal problems. A statement posted on their website read: "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." The outstanding child support is just the latest in a string of legal woes facing Keef, who is already on probation for 2011 firearms conviction - 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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