Meek Mill During Court Hearing: “I Believe I Have A Lot More Growing To Do”


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.

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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.


A week ago, the MMG member shared his thoughts with his followers on Instagram, writing, “I’m actually fighting for my life and freedom…Something I’ve been going thru from a case I caught at 19 years old and been on probation since…I am 28 now.”

I'm actually fighting for my life and freedom … Something I've been going thru from a case I caught at 19 years old and been on probation since… I am 28 now … It's funny to see people on the internet laughing and joking about me and my family going thru these things, it's just shows me where the world is at nowadays! But if you are for me prayers up and wish me the best! Thank you to everybody that ever supported and I will continue to b great! If this is my last post know I will continue to remain strong and grow to b a better man and set a example for every minority with a dream that anything is possible! Trials and tribulations and chances makes chances & never lose faith! No matter how things go. PRAYERS UP!! 🙏🏾🙏🏾🙏🏾🙏🏾

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