Raised by his mother in Philadelphia after his father was killed, the rapper born as Robert Williams was put on probation after a 2008 arrest on drug and gun possession charges.
Mill’s legal team is expected to appeal the ruling.one of his lawyers, Joe Tacopina, however, accused Meek’s judge of “inappropriate” acts. He said that she requested the rapper remake Boyz II Men’s “On Bended Knee” with a personal shoutout to her and that he leave Roc Nation to sign with her friend.
Mill has been on probation for a 2009 drug and gun case. He’s served time in jail and on house arrest for violating probation and parole since then. This year, he was arrested for reckless driving in New York and assault in St. Louis. Charges in both cases were dropped, but the arrests led to a new prison sentence.
“I’ve been trying to help you since 2009,” the judge said at Meek’s latest hearing, referencing a failed drug test, failure to comply with travel restrictions, and his latest arrests. “You basically thumbed your nose at me.”
Many have spoken out in support of Mill, including JAY-Z. Following his initial statement, the Roc Nation boss interrupted his “4:44 Tour” set on Tuesday (Oct. 7) to address the situation.
“Meek Mill caught a charge when he was like 19,” said JAY. “He’s 30 now. He’s been on probation 11 years. Fuckin’ 11 years. Probation. 11 years. Judge just violated, he’s gotta do 2-4 years ’cause he got arrested for being on a bike, poppin’ a fuckin’ wheelie. Still ni**a.”