Chicago rapper Chief Keef, who got his start by posting YouTube videos, was arrested Saturday in Miami Beach and charged with DUI, according to a police report.
Chief Keef, whose real name is Keith Cozart, 21, had “bloodshot, watery, droopy eyes” and “had a cup filled with a syrupy liquid known as sizzurp, which is also known as ‘lean’ or ‘purple drank,’ ” an officer wrote in a report.
Sizzurp is a mixture of codeine-based prescription cough syrup and soda.
According to the report, officers saw Cortez McElrath jump out of the passenger side of a green two-door McLaren — driven by Cozart — while it was stopped at a red light.
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McElrath then ran to an Altima behind them and handed the front passenger, Eddie Bryant, “a bag with a green leafy substance,” according to the report.
When McElrath saw police, he ran back to the McLaren, police said. An officer stopped him, held him at Taser-point and placed him in handcuffs, according to the report.
Meanwhile, another officer held Cozart at Taser-point because he “was moving his hands around in the vehicle,” the officer wrote.
More officers arrived, and the three people in the Altima were also detained. Marijuana was found in that car, police said.
McElrath and Bryant were both arrested and charged with possession of marijuana. Devante Reaves, who was a passenger in the Altima, was also charged with marijuana possession and had an outstanding warrant. Reaves also had nine fraudulent credit cards, police said. Jamil Perkins, the driver of the Altima, was arrested for having a suspended license. Perkins had four fraudulent credit cards, police said.
Cozart was charged with DUI after he “he did not perform to standard” on his sobriety test, an officer wrote. The officer said that Cozart then stated: “It’s OK, when you find weed in my urine, I’ll just get my attorney to get my marijuana card.”
The officer added that Cozart spontaneously stated, “You’ll find weed in me.”
Chief Keef has had run-ins with the law before, including in January when he was arrested in connection with an armed home invasion, according to TMZ.