Meek Mill Sentenced To Jail For 3-6 Months Over Probation Violation
Bad news for MMG and fans of Philadelphia rapper Meek Mill. A local judge has sentenced him to spend three to six months behind bars over a parole violation. The sentencing occurred after the District Attorney expressed concern and worry over Meek's recent actions and behavior.
The news of Meek Mill's jail sentence was broke by Philadelphia’s Fox news station (see tweet below). This will be the MMG rapper's second visit to jail, the first being at 18 years old when he served some time for being caught with a gun. Prosecutors felt Meek violated his parole due to technical violations. They scrutinized the 27-year old rapper for changing his phone number without telling them and scheduling concerts with approval.
Meek, real name Robert Williams, has voiced his struggles with the Philly probation system in several interviews in the past year. Sitting down with Power 105's The Breakfast Club back in May, he told them: "Probation is supposed to help you. I came home, I'm on a nice road to success what am I doing wrong? I might be arrogant sometimes on social media and stuff like that but in real life I'm one of the thoroughest people in the rap game. People can really talk to me."
According to TMZ, the judge told Meek, "I didn't want to do this, but you made me do this" before handing down the sentence. It's unknown if the jail stay will affect the release of Meek Mill's sophomore album 'Dreams Worth More Than Money'. The anticipated project was due to hit stores on September 9th and it'll be hard to do much promo sitting in a cell.
Stay tuned as we'll be keeping you updated on the story as more details come to light. Meek was supposed to headline a concert tonight in Washington D.C. but that has already been canceled. Check out reactions from fellow rappers below.
Update: According to Karen Civil who spoke to Meek's team, he'll be released in three to four weeks and not months.
Update 2: A news report from NBC has been posted.