Young Money’s Drake and Lil Wayne are standing strong for incarcerated rapper Meek Mill following a plea rejection this week which kept him behind bars on a probation violation.
Drizzy and Weezy F. Baby performed Meek’s Dreams & Nightmares “Intro” track in Philadelphia this week.
At the Philly stop on their Drake vs. Lil’ Wayne tour, the two Young Moneycohorts paid tribute to hometown rap hero Meek Mill, who is currently serving time for a probation violation. During their nod to the Dreamchasers MC, they played the intro from his Dreams and Nightmares mixtape, sending the crowd into a frenzy. (VIBE)
Meek’s former rap foe Gillie Da Kid spoke to SOHH and gave some encouraging words to the fellow Philadelphia native.
“That’s my young boy. I want to send a shoutout to Meek, he’s doing his stint right now. He’s in a f*cked up little predicament. He’ll come up out of it though, he’s strong. He’ll get through it.” (SOHH)
Despite in-person support from DJ Khaled and his crew, Meek could not escape the penal system Monday (August 18).
After a 90-minute hearing in a packed courtroom that included DJ Khaled and members of Meek’s DreamChasers, Maybach Music Group and Atlantic Records teams, the judge shot down the appeal — which could have set the rapper free as early as today. In addition, the judge demanded that Mill, born Robert Williams, completes anger management and parenting classes, as well as seek drug and alcohol treatment before he is let out. If the “Ima Boss” MC doesn’t complete the three programs, the judge said he will have to do the entire six months of his sentence. (MTV)
Meek’s legal team also could not convince a judge to release him last month.
Meek Mill suffered a setback in his quest to get out of jail after a judge rejected his lawyers’ request for an emergency hearing yesterday. He has been jailed since July 11 for violating terms of his probation stemming from a 2009 drug and gun conviction. His lawyers filed a petition Thursday asking for the hearing within three days, in hopes of freeing the 27-year-old rapper – whose real name is Robert Williams. (Philly)
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