The former president's daughter Malia Obama was spotted leaving work and strolling around the Tribeca neighborhood on Monday. The 18-year-old was dressed casually in a denim jacket, blue jeans and high top Chuck Taylor All Star sneakers. Her long, thick hair (accentuated by extension in the back) was pulled back in a ponytail. Malia's father, former President Barack Obama, is on a self-imposed exile on the French Polynesia island of Tahiti. There's a rumor that he will travel to Germany next month. No word on whether he will return to the U.S. to face the music in the growing surveillance scandal.

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Chief Keef arrest

Chicago rapper Chief Keef was arrested Thursday night for allegedly assaulting and robbing his former music producer during a home invasion in Los Angeles.

Keef, whose government name is Keith Cozart, was taken into custody on charges related to the assault and robbery of his former producer Ramsay Tha Great.

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Chief Keef

Chicago rapper Chief Keef was detained by Chicago police today shortly after paying a speeding ticket.

The rapper, whose real name is Keith Cozart, pleaded guilty this morning to a speeding charge. He was ordered to pay $531 in fines and put on probation for 18 months. Cozart was also ordered to perform 60 hours of community service.

"I think you think you're invincible, and you're certainly not," Cook County Circuit Court Judge Earl Hoffenberg chastised Keef. "Violate [conditions of the plea agreement] and you'll find out you're not. I sure hope I don't see you again, because if I do you better be ready to go to jail."

"I'm really not sympathetic to people who don't listen to me," the judge added.

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Chief Keef

The mainstream media loves to rehabilitate the image of losers. They may not be familiar with a rapper's catalog of songs, but they know exactly how many times he's been locked up and why.

Rappers who have been busted on drug and gun charges are particularly favored. The media repackages these gangsta rappers as misunderstood victims of society whose images can be tamed and rendered less threatening.

Take rapper Chief Keef for instance. Before the 17-year-old Chicago rapper was busted for drug possession and driving recklessly, The Observer editors probably couldn't name his latest hit record.

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Rapper Chief Keef

If Chicago rapper Chief Keef can stay out of prison, he will soon be forced to pay $2,600 a month in child support, $500 in day care expenses, and an additional $10,400 in back child support payments.

According to a report on gossip website TMZ, the rapper is being sued by the 15-year-old mother of his first child, born last year.

Court documents show Keef, 17, earns roughly $13,000 a month in recording royalties -- not counting the under-the-table cash he is paid for nightclub performances.

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Chief Keef in custody

The rapper known as chief Keef is now a ward of the state. The effeminate rapper whose real name is Keith Cozart, was taken into custody today for violating his probation. Cozart, 17, was on probation for pointing a gun at Chicago police officers in January 2012.

Judge Carl Anthony Walker found that Cozart demonstrated a "willful disregard" of the court. He’s being held until his sentencing hearing on Thursday.

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Last month, 18-year-old rapper Lil Jojo, real name Joseph Coleman, was shot and killed as he rode his bicycle on the South side of Chicago.

The next day, another little known Chicago rapper named "Chief Keef" took to his Twitter page to mock the slain rapper's passing.

“It’s sad cus Jojo wanted to be just like us #LMAO” he wrote in a tweet.

Police say Lil Jojo (pictured left) was linked to the Gangster Disciples street gang, which put him in the crosshairs of Chief Keef and his gang.

Lil Jojo's death was believed to be the culmination of a running dispute between Coleman, Chief Keef and a gang banger/rapper named Lil Reese (pictured above).

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