At just the age of 23, US rapper Chief Keef is already a father of nine and he’ll need to be dropping hit tracks regularly to cater for his large family.
Chief Keef, who had previously been thought to have fathered five children, has been ordered to pay child support for four more children with four different mothers, according to court documents obtained by TMZ on Sunday.
The rapper was ordered to support each of his youngest four, who are all aged under five, to the tune of $564 per month, starting in January.
The musician told the court that he is a self-employed musician earning $9,000 a month, with $9,000 a month in expenses.
Chief Keef, whose real name is Keith Farrelle Cozart, had his first child, a daughter, when he was 16-years-old.
In November 2013, DNA documents revealed that Keef had also fathered a ten-month-old daughter, and was subsequently ordered to begin paying child support.
In September 2014, Keef announced the birth of his third child, and his first son.
In May 2015, Keef was sued by another woman, claiming that Keef is the father of her child.
However, following a paternity dispute over the child, FilmOn Music retracted the name rights until the paternity is settled.
The rapper, who escaped Chicago gang life when Kanye West first propelled the then-teenager into the Billboard top ten in 2012, is credited with creating drill music, the genre tied to gang-related murders in the UK and US.
He has established the Stop the Violence Now campaign with his record label boss Alki David.
Keef narrowly escaped being gunned down in June this year, following a confrontation with associates of New York rival Tekashi 6ix9ine.