It looks like Chief Keef has earned himself some breathing room between the release of his debut album Finally Rich and his impending court case. According to the Chicago Sun Times, the Windy City upstart’s probation hearing has been pushed back to the top of 2013.
Chief Keef’s long-standing probation violation case has been delayed until January 28, 2013. The court date was initially scheduled for December 12, however, the prosecution required more materials in order to properly try the 17-year-old rapper.
As previously reported, Keef is due in court on charges of violating the terms of his probation for pointing a gun at a police officer. The charges first came about in the wake the now-infamous video interview with Pitchfork Media, in which Keef used a firearm.
UPDATE: According to Complex, Chief Keef’s probation hearing has been pushed up from January 28th to January 15th. Idris “Peeda Pan” Wahid, who serves as a member of Keef’s management team, is concerned that prosecutors’ willingness to move the date forward could signal their confidence that Keef in fact violated his probation.
HipHopDX will keep you updated as more information comes to light.