MIAMI BEACH, Fla. – A popular rapper was arrested Saturday afternoon in Miami Beach on a charge of driving under the influence.
Miami Beach police said they watched a man get out of a green Maclaren, which was found later to be driven by Keith Cozart, 21, also known as rapper Chief Keef, in the 200 block of 12th Street and run to a Nissan Altima behind them to hand the man in the passenger seat a bag of a leafy green substance.
After seeing officers, the man ran back to Cozart's car and tried to get back in, but an officer held he and Cozart at stun-gunpoint.
Police said the driver of the Altima, Jamil Perkins, 25, was seen shoving a bag of suspected marijuana and a baby bottle with a syrupy liquid under his seat by the door, adding that passenger Devante Reeves, 22, tried to dispose of marijuana out of a small bag as he opened the car door. Officers said the men were held at gunpoint until backup arrived.
According to a police report, Cozart had bloodshot eyes and what they described as "mush mouth," adding that he had a cup filled with a drink known as sizzurp, or purple drank -- a mixture of codeine-based prescription cough syrup, soda and Jolly Ranchers.
Police said Cozart failed a DUI test and told them, "When you find weed in my urine, I'll just get my attorney to get my marijuana card. You'll find weed in me."
Cozart faces a DUI charge.
Reeves and Bryant were arrested on drug charges. Reeves had additional warrants out for his arrest and was found with nine fraudulent credit cards on him.
Police said Perkins was found to be driving on a suspended license and to have four fraudulent credit cards on him.