Well, it’s not shipping up to be the best week ever for MMG Rapper Meek Mill. On the heels of a public dispute between him and fellow MMG rapper Wale, Meek has now been sentenced to three to six months in jail due to probation violations.
Damn, Meek …. DAMN!
According to TMZ, Meek was in a Philadelphia courtroom on Friday afternoon to face the judge for multiple parole violations stemming from a 2009 drug and gun conviction.
Here’s the thing… Prosecutors claim that Meek repeatedly scheduled concerts without pre-approval, and changed his cell number without telling them. He also reportedly bad mouthed the District Attorney on Twitter. All the tweets were screen shot.
Now, we as a people want to be the first ones to run out and rock a #FREEMEEKMILL T-shirt, but this behavior is pretty unacceptable when you are on Probation. And the truth of the matter is, Meek should have been on top of all of this. Every transaction should have been documented. Period. There would be no argument or cause for violation.
Meek and his lawyer tried for hours to convince the judge not to send him back to jail.
“Sir, I didn’t want to do this but you made me do this, After all the years I tried to get you on the right track.” said Philadelphia Common Pleas Court Judge Genece E. Brinkley.
Meek stated that his career has supported his family and friends, and placed his monthly expenses at $80,000 to $90,000. But out of all the family & friends he was supporting, no one thought to keep him on top of his probation duties?
“It took me 15 years to get here and this will be extremely damaging to my life,” Meek told the judge.
We sincerely hope Meek wasn’t out here blowing all his money. We hope he was saving some for such a rainy day as today, because the reality of the situation is, his time is short and he can be out in 30-60 days with good behavior and loose zero momentum in the process.
Rick Ross has opted to stand by the side of his lieutenant by issuing the following statement to MTV.
“Every individual signed to MMG is not just an artist, they are my family. And with family you ride, or you die,” Ross stated. “Yesterday, my brother, Meek Mill ran into some unfortunate legal issues. It happens. However, his team, our team, will continue to execute Meek’s plan as close to schedule as possible.”
Updated report states that Meek’s time will only be three to four weeks.