|Meek Mill heading to the iron college. He broke the fourth wall by telling the judge he's no gangsta rapper.|
Philadelphia Michael Nutter had knocked Donald Trump for being an asshole. I'm guessing he's going to knock Meek Mill for being in the same league as the billionaire running for the Republican nomination.
Many in the entertainment industry mocked the rapper for being ignorant. I guess he's truly lived to the standard of being an ignorant entertainer.
The court system told Meek Mill to appear to his P.O.. He failed to do it. The court system told him to make frequent drug tests. He failed to do that. The court system told him to report his locations when he was leaving Philadelphia. He didn't. I guess he was so obsessed with being a part of "his girl's tour".
Now in the courtroom, a tearful Meek Mill tells Judge that he's no gangsta. He said that his girl [Queen] Nicki Minaj turned his life over. He apologized for taking shots at the district attorney on his now panned sophomore album "Dreams Worth More Than Money".
The judge said "No mas". You're going to....well you know!
Philly.com reports that Common Pleas Court Judge Genece E. Brinkley hinted that the North Philadelphia rapper's next out-of-town tour - after he is sentenced Feb. 5 - could be the iron college.
"I bent over backward to give him every opportunity to grow his career," Brinkley told defense lawyer Frank DeSimone at the end of the 51/2-hour, virtually nonstop hearing.
Mill, born Robert Williams, and a courtroom packed with his supporters and entourage, including superstar girlfriend Nicki Minaj, seemed stunned by the judge's words.
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"I know, your honor," he quietly replied.
Though Mill will not be sentenced for seven weeks, the judge's interim restrictions ended his ability to earn money in the music business.
Brinkley barred Mill from performing anywhere, and limited his travel to the five counties of Southeastern Pennsylvania. He may not even commute to New Jersey to visit his mother, who underwent spine surgery in October.
The judge did permit Mill to do charity work that does not involve performing.
Mill's entertainment management company, Roc Nation, presented the judge with a package of charity and philanthropic ventures - most involving inner-city schools and prison outreach -* in which Mill had expressed interest.
|Rapper and singer Nicki Minaj.|
Sounding contrite, Mill praised Brinkley for helping him turn his life around, and said he holds her in the same esteem as his mother, grandmother, sister, and girlfriend.
"I would never dishonor and disrespect you knowing that you are the person who gave me the shot to change my life," he told Brinkley.
After the hearing, Mill quickly doffed his black suit jacket and gray necktie. Court security officers escorted Mill, Minaj - who wore a plum jacket and black skirt - and their entourage to a restricted area containing elevators used by judges and court officials to exit the building.
Neither Mill nor Minaj said a word to reporters.
The case was a routine drug and gun matter in 2008. Mill was convicted, served eight months in the iron college, and then began five years' probation in the fall of 2009.
Since then, his problems following the rules for all probationers - reporting to a probation officer and getting prior approval for out-of-town travel - got him sentenced to an additional five months in the iron college back in 2013.
Assistant District Attorney Noel Ann DeSantis and Probation Officer Treas Underwood outlined a series of alleged probation violations since July, most involving Mill's travels to cities not on his court-approved itinerary or without notifying Underwood.
DeSantis also cited a November urine sample that a technician alleged Mill either diluted with cold water or used another substance to mask illegal drug use. Mill denied doing either, and said the technician threw out the sample and would not permit him to provide another.
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And, as in 2013, Mill on Thursday had an impressive list of supporters vowing to work with him to improve the North Philadelphia community: music legend Kenny Gamble, who said he wanted Mill to work with his charter schools and community projects; Jimmie Moore, a former Municipal Court judge now working with residents and youths in North Philadelphia; and Philadelphia music manager Shawn Gee, who has worked with Minaj and offered to help teach Mill how to manage life in the entertainment business.
Gee warned that Mill's earning ability could be dramatically harmed by any break in his career. Gee said most rap musicians earn the bulk of their revenue through short-notice, one-shot appearances, not recordings.
Gee said Mill's impact on Philadelphia could be immense: "One of the things I noticed is that it's not just the kids in the 'hood, it's kids from Lower Merion. The impact he can have because of the power of his voice can be tremendous."
Meek Mill fucked up. I mean he just about as dumb as Tyga.
In July, Meek Mill took to social media to blast former collaborator Drake for having ghostwriters. Drake nailed his ass to the wall. Meek Mill haven't been able to rebound from this.