Meek Mill – born Robert Rihmeek Williams is an American Hip-Hop artist raised in Philadelphia. After a ten-year probation, he was sentenced to two to four years in jail in a state prison.
Meek Mill – He was first arrested at the age of 18 for illegally carrying a gun on his way to the corner store. As a result of the arrest, he was convicted on gun and drug charges in 2008 and spent eight months in prison and was sentenced to five years probation. However, the sentenced probation lingered for ten years. Meek Mill is 30 years old as of today.
Despite the arrests and sentences, the rapper released the hit song ” Dreams and Nightmares” in 2012. The song contains heavy lyrics about poverty and his time in jail. The song debuted at No.2 on the Billboard 200 chart. He also released an album this year titled ” Win and Losses“.
In 2014, he performed outside of Pennsylvania thus violating the terms of his probation and was sent back to prison. One of the terms of his probation included no travel outside of the state of residence. He was released later that year in December and his probation was reinstated.
Earlier this year (March), he was again arrested for being involved in a fight at the St.Louis airport and again in August in the city of New York for smoking weed while riding his dirt bike and not wearing a helmet. This last arrest will be his downfall.
He appeared in court on Monday. Judge Brinkley sentenced him to two to four years in jail in a state prison for failing a drug test and not complying with the terms of a court-ordered travel restriction.
This sentence has created an outrage within the hip-hop community and is seen as another act of discrimination.
Jay Z during his 4:44 show in Dallas” I gotta say something about a young man named Meek Mill,” Jay Z said. “He caught a charge, he was about 19, he’s 30 now, he’s been on probation 11 years. F—— 11 years. Now he got to do two to four years because he got arrested being on a bike popping a f—— wheelie.”
T.I., shared “When you realize Meek got more jail time for riding a dirt bike than a cop would for shooting an unarmed African American.“