Meek Mill Gets Jail Time

Philadelphia rapper Meek Mill found out the hard way that it’s best to not cross a judge who can throw you in jail. Meek Mill, whose real name is Robert Williams, will spend at least three months in jail – forcing the cancellation of several concerts.

Common Pleas Court Judge Genece Brinkley had ordered him to not book concerts between July 11 and Aug. 11 while she worked to resolve a dispute over probation terms with Mill and his lawyer.

Then she discovered he’d booked a concert in Washington July 11, followe in what was being billed as a “Homecoming Tour.”

Brinkley let Mill know those shows weren’t going to happen in a nearly four-hour session July 11 in which the rapper and attorney Gary Silva tried to talk her out of revoking his probation.

Mill has been a regular court fixture the last two years on a variety of gun and drug charges, according to the Philadelphia Inquirer.

“After all these years of me trying to help him move his career forward … I believe this defendant is basically thumbing his nose at me,” Brinkley told Mill and Silva. Mill will spend at least three months in prison and possibly the full six. When he gets out, he will have to start a new five-year period of probation.