Meek Mill appeared in a Philadelphia court Thursday afternoon (Dec. 17) for a probation hearing. Earlier this week, he was mandated to appear before a judge after violating his probation by failing to get a travel request form from his parole officer. That time in question was his appearance at the 2015 American Music Awards in Los Angeles, Calif. late November.
The Philly native took the stand to defend himself, stating, “I don’t wanna be a criminal. I’m not a gangsta. But I’m not a perfect man…I have the potential to be greater than I am today,” per tweets from WHYY reporter Bobby Allyn. The judge later responded saying, “I bent over backwards so he can have free range to grow his career… it didn’t work out,” and according to the AP, Meek was found guilty of violating his probation.
The sentencing was reportedly delayed until Feb. 5. The judge also handed down another travel restriction banning the “Lord Knows” rapper from performing indefinitely, even within Philadelphia.
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Friday, December 18, 2015 10:16:00 AM