Meek Mill Denied Early Parole, Remains in Jail
This summer has been lacking in Meek Mill bangers thanks to a probation violation that sent the rapper to jail in July. The fans will unfortunately have to go without new material from the Maybach Music Group signee during the start of the fall as well since his request for early parole has been denied.
According to MTV News, Philadelphia judge Genece E. Brinkley denied Meek Mill's request on Monday (Aug.18). He argued that he was improperly accused of violating his probation stemming from a 2009 drug and gun case. The district attorney said Meek tested positive for drugs and he found an Instagram photo of the 'Dreams and Nightmares' creator posing with a gun. The defense contested that the gun could've been a prop and the drugs were prescribed, but to no avail.
Meek Mill's defense team hasn't given up yet. They aim to take the case to the Pennsylvania Supreme Court.
“The case is pending in front of the Pennsylvania Supreme Court, we will file amended paperwork in the court tomorrow, asking the Pennsylvania Supreme Court to do what this judge refuses to do -- recognize that mistakes were made and correct them,” attorney Christopher Warren said.
Before he will even be let out of jail, the 'Ima Boss' rhymer must complete anger management and parenting classes and seek drug and alcohol treatment. He will be forced to do his full six-month sentence if he doesn't complete the court-ordered programs.
There's been no word from Rick Ross or Maybach Music Group about moving Meek's 'Dreams Worth More Than Money' album from its Sept. 9 release date, but a delay is almost a certainty with the way this case is turning out.