As previously reported, Meek Mill was jailed after his probation was revoked earlier this month, because the judge on his case said the MMG rapper kept changing his phone number and didn’t provide his P.O. with a new one on purpose, slandered both the judge and his P.O. on Twitter, booked shows outside of the city of Philadelphia without getting them approved first, and posted a photo on Instagram with a gun. Though it was reported he’d only remain behind bars for 3-4 weeks of the 3-6 month sentence, it’s almost definite that Meek will be jailed until September at the earliest.
Meek’s lawyers filed a petition last Thursday to request an emergency hearing and/or for Meek to be released on bail, but the request was denied. In the petition, Meek’s legal team argued that not only did his alleged violations not warrant prison, but that the jail sentence was unconstitutional, because the judge did not hold two hearings and give Mill written notice of his violations before she jailed him.
“The absence of any direct violation over the course of half a decade – a period, moreover, in which Mr. Williams has worked long and hard to achieve considerable success in his career – should be a cause for celebration and not condemnation,” the petition read. It also had a letter attached from a lawyer from Meek’s label, Atlantic Records, detailing the potential financial devastation the sentence will have on both Meek and the label, because his sophomore album and its corresponding marketing plan