Chief Keef's rap sheet too hot for Milwaukee club
MILWAUKEE - The reputation of Chicago rapper Keith "Chief Keef" Kozart caught up with him earlier in the week, costing the performer a gig scheduledSaturday for a local club.
Nick Murado cancelled the performance at Club 618 after his attorney met Tuesday with a representative from the Milwaukee Police Department.
Attorney Mike Maistelman said police shared information about Cozart's criminal and arrest records.
"We've got a very good working relationship with the police and the neighbors and city of Milwaukee officials," Maistelman said. "When somebody brings something like this to our attention, we immediately do what's right."
Kozart was locked up in January for using a gun in a music video, which a judge ruled a violation of an earlier conviction for pointing a gun at a police officer.
Earlier this week, authorities in Atlanta arrested Kozart for disorderly conduct. They were summoned by hotel security who smelled marijuana smoke coming from Kozart's hotel room.
While Murado pulled the plug on Kozart's performance on Tuesaday, word is only now filtering out.
As of Friday afternoon, an image on the website of concert promoter Zo Enterprises still listed Chief Keef as part of the event.
Zo Enterprises did not return a request for comment.
Other performers will still take the stage in Milwaukee as part of the "Chicago Drift Tour," though Murado insists Kozart will not be welcome.
"They will still probably, hopefully come to see the other artists on the bill, but certainly the headliner will not be in 618 tomorrow night," he said.