By Marissa G. Muller
Meek Mill was sentenced to three to six months in jail over the weekend, stemming from a probation violation.
According to WPGC in Washington, D.C. (a Radio.com station), the rapper was sentenced after being seen at the site of a deadly fire in Philadelphia last weekend, which violated his parole.
Additionally, he reportedly violated his probation from his 2008 arrest for guns and drugs by booking out-of-state shows and changing his number without alerting his probation officer as well as his social media presence where he spoke ill of his probation officer and prosecutor on Twitter and posed with a gun on his Instagram.
He was booked in Pennsylvania, the first day of his incarceration being July 11. He had a show in Philadelphia planned for that day.
The timing of his arrest comes just as Meek Mill announced a September release for his second album, Dreams Worth More Than Money, and a string of shows, which have since been canceled.
But Rick Ross, head of Meek’s label Maybach Music Group, assures fans that his album is still slated for its initial release date.
In a statement of support, Ross told MTV News:
“Every individual signed to MMG is not just an artist, they are my family. And with family you ride, or you die. 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. His album is coming. We ask that the fans and the media continue to support him and his music during this time. He’ll be home soon. Dreams Are Worth More Than Money, and family is worth more than Everything. MMG FOR LIFE.
Meek Mill’s Dreams Worth More Than Money is scheduled for release Sept. 9.