Meek Mill, born Robert Rihmeek Williams, is back in prison, and has a new mugshot to prove it. Interestingly, in his statement to the judge who sentenced him, the Philly rapper revealed he was battling a Percocet addiction.
Although his parole officer and the prosecution recommended no jail time, Judge Genece Brinkley still sentenced him to 2 – 4 years, citing a failed drug test, failure to get permission to travel and the now infamous cases of reckless driving in NYC and an assault in a St. Louis airport, that were both dismissed.
“I’ve been trying to help you since 2009,” said Brinkley during the sentencing, per NBC 10. “You basically thumbed your nose at me.”
Meek Mill offered up a statement that included an admission to his addiction to the aforementioned painkiller.
Reports NBC 10:
Mill owned up to the violations in his only statement during the hearing and said that jailing him would likely end his musical career. He said that he has battled addiction to the prescription painkiller Percocet and that he has only tried to escape a life of crime.
“I may have made a mistake but I never had the intention of disrespecting you,” he said.
His lawyer, Brian McMonagle, restated the prosecutor’s recommendation of no prison sentence back to the judge as Mill emptied his pockets and removed jewelry from his wrists. With a court officer looming behind him, Mill turned his head and looked backed in the direction of his mother before standing up and being led out of the room by the officer.
Meek’s mugshot was reportedly taken at the state prison in Graterford, Montgomery County, PA.
Also, a petition has been started to have the judge on his case disbarred.
Photo: Pennsylvania Department of Corrections