Meek Mill sentenced for probation violation
Meek Mill was sentenced Friday for violating his probation late last year. A judge sentenced the 28-year-old rapper to 90 days under house arrest and six months parole following the December finding that Mill, born Robert Williams, was guilty of traveling without adhering to the guidelines stipulated in the terms of his probation. His sentence will start on March 1 and he will not be allowed to work while under house arrest. The rapper served five months in jail in late 2014 for a similar violation and was released in December of that year.
Mill has been embroiled in legal struggles since 2008, when he was convicted of a gun charge and subsequently served eight months jail time. As a result of that conviction, Mill was ordered to five years probation. In this most recent case, a Philadelphia judge determined Mill had violated the terms of his probation when he traveled to Los Angeles with girlfriend Nicki Minaj for the American Music Awards on Nov. 22 without securing a “travel voucher.”
At Mill’s December hearing, Minaj explained that “he can be irresponsible” but that since entering his life she’s “been working on that a little bit.” In an Instagram post at the time, Mill commented, “I’m actually fighting for my life and freedom… Something I’ve been going thru from a cast I caught at 19 years old and been on probation since… I am 28 now.”