The advertisements have been put up on public property in his Englewood neighborhood.
“It seems as if he’s being hailed a hero,” Daniel Gorman, Chicago Police Vice President. “But it’s a smack in the face to the police officers who are serving the citizens of those communities.”
Only 17, Keef is on probation, and is in fear of having the sentence revoked for participating in an interview with Pitchfork Media, at a gun range. A judge has since ordered Pitchfork to turn over the footage for further review to determine whether he has violated his probation.
Over the summer, the Interscope artist was investigated in the death of Joseph Lil JoJo Coleman, due in part to a YouTube video in which members of Keef’s crew threatened to kill 16-year-old. He also tweeted about the incident, making light of the shooting, and accusing Coleman of wanting to be like him.
Even with his criminal record, police in the city insist that they are not singling Keef, born Keith Cozart, out over the posters. “We used to do this when I was commander in [a downtown] district,” said Chicago Police Cmdr. Kevin Ryan.
Amid all the controversy surrounding his music, and alleged gang ties, Keef is said to have moved to California.