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Meek Mill’s Setback in Probation Case Cost Him Role in Will Smith Movie

Meek Mill
Emily Tan, The BoomBox

Things haven’t been going too well for Meek Mill. Last week, a judge found the Philadelphia rapper guilty of violating his probation. On top of that, the judge banned Meek from traveling outside of the Philly area, which will severely prevent him from pursuing any paid opportunities.

According to New York Post’s Page Six, his probation case also prevented him from starring in a Will Smith-backed movie called 12 O’Clock Boys. The flick is based on the story of West Baltimore’s illegal dirt bike riders, which was the subject of a documentary of the same name that premiered at the SXSW festival in 2013. Meek was set to play a character named Wheelie Wayne.

However, the MMG rapper reportedly missed a scheduled trip to Hollywood for the film because he had to take a required urine test, which, according to the judge at his probation hearing, he failed.

Meanwhile, TMZ is reporting that Meek is also losing hundreds of thousands of dollars in paid gigs. Apparently, the “I’m a Boss” rapper may have to miss out on a scheduled New Year’s Eve performance in Las Vegas that he and his girlfriend, Nicki Minaj, booked prior to last week’s parole hearing.

Overall, Meek’s probation case is doing some serious damage to his finances. The 28-year-old rapper is due back in court on Feb. 5 to await a judge’s ruling. Let us hope that the outcome will be positive for Meek.

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