US rapper jailed for violating his probation
US rapper Meek Mill has been sentenced to between three and six months in jail for violating his probation.
Mill, real name Robert Williams, appeared in court in Philadelphia on Friday (July 11) to face charges of multiple violations of a 2008 conviction for guns and drugs. TMZ reports that he rapper was accused of repeatedly scheduling concerts without pre-approval, and changed his cell number without telling court officials.
Williams served eight months in jail in 2008 and began five years of probation toward the end of 2009.
“Sir, I didn’t want to do this but you made me do this,” Philadelphia Common Pleas Court Judge Genece E. Brinkley is quoted as saying. “After all the years I tried to get you on the right track.”
Williams was also accused of making derogatory remarks about the judge online. “His Twitter accounts being derogatory to the probation department and this DA and others in the court system,” said Philadelphia Assistant District Attorney Noel Ann DeSantis.
Meek Mill is due to release new album ‘Dreams Worth More Than Money’ on September 9.