Maybach Music's own Meek Mill may be known for his shouty rap style but it's his social media behavior that has prompted a judge to order the MC to take etiquette classes.
The Philadelphia Inquirer reports that Meek, real name Robert Williams, appeared in court Friday (June 28) for a probation hearing stemming from a 2008 gun and drug conviction. Meek clocked in eight months in jail after being dealt a sentence of 11 to 23 months and began his five-year probation in fall 2009.
Common Pleas Court Judge Genece E. Brinkley told Meek he must complete the classes before Aug. 4 and notify his probation officer, Treas Underwood, of all his travels outside of Philly. Assistant District Attorney Noel Ann DeSantis told the judge that his ratchet social media habits had reportedly caused followers to send death threats to his PO. The judge said Williams had to take the classes in order to refine his digital habits and help "explain the nature of his business to the court."
The Dream Chasers spitter pointed out that his resume often called for last-minute travel plans. "I have my own record label with seven artists. . . . I do radio. I do interviews," Meek said. The judge's response; the classes are "more important than any concerts he might have." The D.A.—who got into heated exchanges with Meek's lawyer, Gary Silver—suggested radio host Dyana Williams conduct the classes because of her ties to the music biz.
It's already been a rough week for the Philly native who lost his artist/protégé Lil Snupe and has taken to Twitter to cope with it. He recently wrote, "It kills me that I couldn't save my youngbull Snupe!"
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