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Rapper Swift jailed for missing court date

Member of Eminem group violated probation by attending Proof funeral
/ Source: The Associated Press

Rap musician Swift was jailed on a probation violation after missing a court hearing while he attended the funeral of his friend Proof, a fellow member of the Eminem-led hip-hop group D12.

Police found Swift, whose real name is Ondre Moore, on Thursday afternoon in the Detroit suburb of Novi. District Court Judge Brian MacKenzie sentenced him to 93 days in jail for violating terms of his probation in a drunken driving case.

Moore, 31, had tested positive for alcohol despite a condition of his probation that he remain free of alcohol or drugs, the judge said.

The judge issued a bench warrant for Moore’s arrest after he failed to appear in court Wednesday. Moore served that day as an honorary pallbearer at the funeral of Proof, who was shot to death April 11 in Detroit.

Messages seeking comment were left Friday with a lawyer for Moore.

Besides Swift, D12 is composed of rap superstar Eminem, Kon Artis, Bizarre and Kuniva. Proof, whose real name was Deshaun Holton, was an original member of the group that formed in the mid-1990s.