Meek Mill avoids jail time, but gets 6 more years of probation.
Things are starting to look up for Meek Mill. After a rough end to 2015, getting torched by Drake in the first half of their beef and then getting burned by a judge for violating a 9 year old parole, his luck is turning. He wisely submitted to 50 Cent’s memes, released a more well-received and timely diss track in “War Pain,” and now will avoid jail time for his parole violation. Phew.
Meek Mill originally violated his probation for submitting water instead of urine for a urine test and leaving the state of Pennsylvania back in December. However, during sentencing today the judge was lenient after listening to prosecutors, character witnesses and Meek & Nicki Minaj themselves.
The judge gave the MMG rapper three months of house arrest, during which he’ll be required to wear an ankle monitor and can only leave the house to do social work (specifically with adults). He will not be able to record any music during that period of house arrest. She also extended his probation another six years, which isn’t ideal for Meek but is better than being sent back to jail.
While on the stand Meek Mill seemed to understand the gravity of the situation, saying, “everything is riding on the line.” Maybe those bottles of water he donated to Flint really did help his cause, aside from making 50 Cent look bad.
On the stand, Meek said "everything is riding on the line." He said money, success and his ego got the best of him early in his career.— Bobby Allyn (@BobbyAllyn) February 5, 2016