At the top of the summer, Meek Mill was blazing the streets with new material in anticipation of his Dreams Worth More Than Money album. Today, the rapper is serving a three-six month sentence behind bars for a parole violation, and a hearing Monday (August 18) ensured that he’ll be in there a bit longer.
Philadelphia judge Genece E. Brinkley denied Meek’s request for early parole, after his defense argued that he was found in violation of his probation under false pretenses.
The MMG artist’s well-documented history of discrepancies with his hometown’s judicial system followed a 2009 drug and gun conviction that landed him some jail time. But this time, a photo of him holding a gun on Instagram, along with a failed drug test and a lack of communication with his parole officer, sent him to CFCF detention center.
Meek’s defense plead with the judge, saying that the gun his client was seen holding was a prop for a video. Needless to say that Judge Brinkley wasn’t hearing it.
At earliest, Meek will be released on October 11, but not before he completes anger management and fatherhood classes. If he fails to comply, he’ll forced to serve the entire six month sentence.
The rap star’s legal team reportedly taken their case to the Pennsylvania Supreme Court, with hopes of getting his situation rectified.
Prior to being sent to jail, Meek was slated to release his sophomore LP in September.