Meek Mill’s legal issues are back to haunt him again as the rapper appeared in a Philadelphia court last week (Dec. 17) to dispute a probation violation. According to prosecutors, the rapper failed to procure a travel request in order to attend the 2015 American Music Awards in Los Angeles. He was found guilty of the violation and the judge scheduled a Feb. 5 hearing. And while Meek Mill awaits his punishment, he will be missing out on role in a Will Smith-produced film, Page Six reports.
Following the hearings and guilty verdict, Meek has reportedly been ordered not to work or travel until his sentencing. Due to a mandated urine test, the rapper missed a scheduled meeting in Los Angeles in regards to a role in the upcoming film 12 O’Clock Boys. The movie, based on a 2013 documentary, is based on the story of a group of West Baltimore dirt bike riders, and Meek was reportedly tapped to play the character Wheelie Wayne, according to an undisclosed source. Meek will also have to sit out of an upcoming Las Vegas concert with Nicki Minaj, a show he was set to rake up a cool $140,000 off of.
According to tweets from WHYY-FM reported Bobby Allyn, Meek pled with his judge for a chance to wipe his slate clean.
“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,” he said.
Meek has also earned an Oscar nomination for Best Original Song for “Fighting Stronger” from the Creed soundtrack. He may miss the ceremony on Feb. 28 if he is sentenced to jail time.