Rapper Meek Mill has been found guilty of probation violations by a Philadelphia judge, meaning he may have to return to prison next year.
Yesterday (December 17) the judge said she wasn’t sure if she would keep the 28-year-old on probation, after he broke her rules.
Common Pleas Judge Genece Brinkley revealed that Mill, aka Robert Williams, will have to wait until February 5 to be sentenced, but that she is ‘exasperated’ with the rapper. “He’s been doing this the entire time. Not following the instructions,” she said.
Mill failed check into court every 60 days to have his travel approved, while a urine sample he submitted was in fact reported to be cold water, although Mill says he did not tamper with it. The judge said his behaviour constituted a probation violation.
Judge: Submitting cold water for urine test and breaking travel restrictions considered “technical violation” of probation.
— Bobby Allyn (@BobbyAllyn) December 17, 2015
The rapper is on probation for a 2007 arrest where he was charged and convicted for carrying an unlicensed gun. Two years later he was sentenced to a year in county jail but was released after five months on parole, but Brinkley said he could have received five to ten years.
Speaking to the court, where his girlfriend Nicki Minaj was present, Mill said, “I probably wouldn’t be where I am now” without the case. “This became a checkpoint in my life where it always made me make better decisions as a man. I believe I have a lot of growing to do. I can continue to be great if you continue to give me a chance. I’ve been in situations where, I hang in clubs, people from the hood, the streets, where people are not about the same things as me. I make decisions every day where I have to walk away.”
Earlier this year Meek Mill was involved in a summer-long dispute with Drake after he suggested the Canadian rapper had employed a ghost-writer for his lyrics. The allegations led to the pair exchanging diss tracks and barbed jibes over the course of several months.