The judge overlooking Chief Keef’s case has ordered that Pitchfork must turn over the video of him handling a rifle during their interview. Prosecutors are arguing that by holding the firearm he violated his probation following his conviction for pointing a gun at a police officer. This is the latest in his case:
A media company that shot an online video showing South Side rapper Chief Keef holding a rifle at a gun range must turn over the entire uncut version of the footage to Cook County prosecutors so they can determine whether the teen violated his probation, a judge ruled today.
Lawyers for Pitchfork Media, an Internet-based music publication, had objected to turning over the footage, claiming an order to do so would violate First Amendment protections.
But Judge Carl Anthony Walker, who sits in Juvenile Court, ruled the footage must be turned over by next Wednesday because prosecutors had met their burden of showing the material was not available through other means.
Chief Keef has to report to court December 17th. If the judge rules he violated his probation, he could be locked up the day before his “Finally Rich” debut album hits stores.