Luck is definitely not on Meek Mill‘s side at all, and this has nothing to do with music.
After being sent to prison in July 2014 for a probation violation (in 2008, Meek was convicted of drug and gun possession, got sentenced to 11 to 23 months in prison, and was released in 2009 under a five-year parole agreement) and being released in December 2014, Meek recently found himself back in court once again for allegedly reneging on his court-mandated travel limitations by performing in cities he was not given approval for, and turning in a fake drug test (reports have said that Meek used, hilariously enough, water for his urine test sample). And despite testimony from the likes of Nicki Minaj, Kenny Gamble – of the legendary songwriting and record production team Gamble & Huff – and Meek himself, his fate would soon be sealed.
Today (December 18th) everything came to a head as a Philadelphia judge ruled that Meek violated probation, and could once again be sentenced to prison. With a date set for February 5th, 2016, the judge also reinforced his travel restrictions, and included a new curveball:
Judge delays sentencing until Feb. 5. Travels restrictions in place. Judge: "You cannot perform, even if performance is in Philadelphia."
— Bobby Allyn (@BobbyAllyn) December 17, 2015
Never mind the issues with other rappers at this point: this is perhaps Meek Mill’s most serious matter in 2015. Thanks to his incarceration in 2014 his album, Dreams Worth More Than Money, was delayed for an entire year. Now, after having arguably the best year of his career, he is once again facing incarceration. While things are looking rather dire for him now, hopefully he will both learn and grow from this and return even stronger.