Meek Mill Takes A Major Loss. He Is Sentenced To 2-4 Years In Prison (Video)
Earlier in 2017, Meek Mill released his third album, Wins & Losses. On the Maybach Music Group/Atlantic Records LP, the Philadelphia, Pennsylvania native confronted real-life issues, including a pill addiction, a high-profile romantic breakup with Nicki Minaj, and a 2015 feud with Drake that did not appear to go as he would have planned, among other conflicts.
Debuting at #3, critics and fans welcomed the July release. Meek had seemingly started to bounce back from a career that’s also been challenged with incarceration. That now appears to be a recurring hurdle for the 30-year-old born Robert Rihmeek Williams. Today (November 6), the platinum #1 artist was sentenced in his city to 2-4 years in state prison for probation violation.
Twice this year, Meek Mill has been arrested. Last month, he pleaded guilty to reckless driving charges in New York City. The incident was related to an event posted online of the rapper doing wheelies and other stunts on a dirt-bike. In March, Meek was detained for fighting in St. Louis Lambert International Airport. According to The Philadelphia Inquirer, those charges were dropped after the MMG star agreed to do community service for the Veterans Association in Philadelphia. These are believed to be the fifth and sixth probation violations by Meek Mill in the last eight years.
The probation is related to a 2008 case, dealing with drug and weapons charges. After eight months served, the artist was released in 2009. It was during this period that the former Grand Hustle hopeful (and protégé of DJ Drama and T.I.) found the fast-track with Rick Ross and Maybach. By 2011, he would be a focal point alongside Wale and Pill on Rozay’s imprint. In 2013, Meek served five months in prison for traveling without permission. That violation reportedly extended the rapper’s probation for nearly a decade, leading to today’s sentencing.
It is not stated where Meek will serve his time. In addition to his album, the Dreamchasers founder appeared on high-profile 2017 projects by Yo Gotti, A$AP Ferg, and Ross. That last collabo came amidst reports of tension between the M.M.G. boss and artist.
#BonusBeat: This recent TBD episode examines Meek Mill’s album and efforts to improve himself: