Chief Keef Reportedly Arrested for Robbery and Assault of Music Producer

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Chief Keef performs in New York City.

Chief Keef has been arrested for robbery and assault after apparently launching an attack earlier this week on his former music producer, Ramsay Tha Great.

The controversial Chicago rapper (real name Keith Cozart) was taken into custody just days after Ramsay claimed he was set upon in an armed home invasion, TMZ reports.

In a video posted to Instagram, Ramsay vowed to press charges after asserting he was robbed of money, a ring and a Rolex, and his face bears the markings of a beating.

When word of Keef's incarceration reached Ramsay, the producer posted another taped message in which he backed up his account of the attack and shut down the haters who've flooded his social media accounts.

"It's real sad to see my black community condone home invasion and armed robbery with a deadly assault...(he) hit me in the face with an AK-47," he said, "Now that he's locked up because he chose to make that stupid decision, come into my house and do that, I'm the bad guy for putting him in jail?...It's real life you can't do that." 

According to TMZ, Keef and one other individual were taken into custody after a search of the hip-hop artist’s home.

When asked to confirm Keef's situation, a rep for the LAPD acknowledged that two individuals had been arrested on charges of home invasion and robbery, although he could not release their names.

After having a relatively low-key 2016 musically (and a 2015 marred by legal issues), Keef released his new mixtape Two Zero One Seven on New Year's Day.

Few, however, have heard of Ramsay tha Great so far. The Chicago-bred, L.A.-based producer and singer at the center of the allegations has one song up on Apple Music and Spotify, the self-released "Right Now," a slow-burning R&B cut, and has several more on his Soundcloud. He's also produced tracks for Chicago rapper Chaboki ("In the Go"), who he has allegedly beefed with in the past, as well as Famous Dex and Rich the Kid ("Drugs In me") and has collaborated with Soulja Boy.

It's also unclear how Keef and Ramsay's issues first started; it doesn't appear that the two have worked together, though they have several shared connections within the hip-hop world in Soulja Boy -- Keef and Soulja have had problems on and off in the past, most recently in December -- and producer 12 Million, and they both hail from Chicago.