Rapper Meek Mill has been extremely busy this summer getting ready for his sophomore album to drop, Dreams Worth More Than Money.
The MMG artist has been promoting like crazy, doing everything from touring to featuring on other tracks from Puff to Jazmine Sullivan. He even found time during his busy schedule to donate money after a fire destroyed homes in South West Philadelphia and claimed the lives of four children.
“I just wanted to come out and participate and bring my help to the families and everybody that took a loss in this situation… I feel like I’m in a position [where] I could be able to help these people so easily, get donations and get things they need to help them with their losses right now so you know I’m gonna do it.”
But all the news for Meek’s good deeds and promotion for his upcoming album came crashing down when the Philly native was sentenced to 3-6 months in jail for violating his probation from a 2009 drug and gun charge. Judge Genece E. Brinkley sentenced the 27 year old after it was revealed Meek continuously made concert and tour plans without keeping in contact with his probation officer Treas Underwood, getting court approval for tour/ concert dates, and being seen with weapons and making defamatory statements about Judge Brinkley and District Attorney Noel DeSantis online.
It also didn’t help that right before Meek’s jail sentence he was beefing with his MMG rap peer, Wale. Through a series of tweets, Meek accused the Detroit MC of not showing support for his upcoming album, stating in one tweet:
“I don’t need no support…It’s about a lot of these dudes really b hating behind closed doors..All these guys that’s on the rap scene kno”
Wale kept quiet for the most part, but finally responded with a post on Instagram mentioning the fact that he has shown support in the past for Meek, but “nobody said a word I didn’t care ..”
Since then, neither Meek nor Wale has said anything about the “beef” over album support, but Wale did tweet out MMG Bawse, Rick Ross, released an official statement to MTV regarding Meek’s jail time:
“Every individual signed to MMG is not just an artist, they are my family. And with family you ride, or you die. Yesterday, my brother, Meek Mill ran into some unfortunate legal issues. It happens. However, his team, our team, will continue to execute Meek’s plan as close to schedule as possible…”
As of now, all of Meek Mill’s upcoming shows have been canceled until further notice, but the album is still scheduled to drop on September 9th, as scheduled.