News: MMG's Meek Mill Suits Up, Heads To Court
Monday, Nov 19, 2012 12:20PM
Maybach Music Group rapper Meek Mill is reportedly headed to court Monday (November 19) for a hearing related to past gun and drug charges.
According to reports, the rapper must face a judge sometime today.
Philly rapper Meek Mill will be back in court on Monday. Prosecutors tell us he has a status hearing on his prior gun and drug charges. We are also told the judge is not happy with the rapper who, earlier this month, told the judge he missed a court appearance because he was trapped in New York after Hurricane Sandy. But, that same day, Meek Mill was pulled over in Philadelphia, detained in a jail cell, and tweeted a picture about the incident. (My Fox Philly)
Earlier this month, Meek got snatched up by police at his Dreams & Nightmares album release party.
"cops cost me a lot of money tonight .....taking pics of me like I'ma f*ckin joke....no charges just holding http://instagr.am/p/Rev6I2CkFA/," he tweeted November 1st.
"N*gga I ain't get knocked they was just tryna hold me back! Just scooped my n*gga #brick Feds gave him 10yea http://instagr.am/p/RfTF8GikEw/"
"I ain't get locked up...definitely not in NYC with no gun! Cops just harassed and violated me last night in Philly just for being famous!"
"The crazy part about is I really had a handcuff and Rolex on my wrist yesterday.... Really #DreamsAndNightmares" (Meek Mill's Twitter)
Although taken into police custody, Meek did not officially get arrested.
According to the Philadelphia Police Department, the MMG rookie sensation was detained by Philadelphia Police after he was in a vehicle stopped by officers at 1100 W. Girard Avenue last night around 8 p.m. "He was not arrested," said Philiadelphia Police spokeswoman Julian Russell. "He was stopped in a vehicle but was not arrested. He was only detained in a substation. In normal cases, we do not give out this kind of information, so I can't release anything further." (RapFix)
A few weeks ago, Meek spoke on his first criminal charge and various run-ins with the law.
"I was 18, just turned [into] an adult when I went to jail," he reveals, recapping his brush with the law that changed everything. "I caught a case and had 57 charges. Young guys that get caught with a gun -- they're gonna automatically charge you up. All I did was walk outside with a gun." Meek explained that the long months he spent in jail made it clear to him that he needed to make a life change. "In jail you ain't got nothing to do but sit in there and think all day," he said. "I just [didn't] wanna die, I [didn't] wanna get shot or get life in jail because that's the usual script. I ended up going about 20-something months and realized that wasn't the place I wanted to be." (MTV)
Over the summer, he got scolded by a judge over his rap lyrics.
Rapper Meek Mill, whose real name is Robert Williams, was in court today for a prior gun and drug conviction. Lou Savino, attorney for Williams, tells Fox 29 that today's appearance is for a status hearing on that previous charge. The defendant was paroled to House Arrest, which is completed, and now is on probation. Williams has to go to court every 3 to 6 months to make sure he is in compliance. William's song called, "The Ride" mentions mentions the D.A. that is handling his case. In court, the judge warned the rapper not to mention the D.A. in his lyrics. (My Fox Philly)
Check out a recent Meek Mill interview: