Meek Mill could face more time behind bars come February after being found guilty of probation violations on December 17, 2015.
During the court hearing the Philly rapper took the stand and pleaded about his changed ways. He was reportedly on the stand for an hour stating, “I’m not a gangsta. I’m not a criminal. I have my queen, Nicki [Minaj] now. I’m trying to do better and feel like I can be the best rapper alive.”
With travel restrictions in place, Meek also testified that he couldn’t visit his mother in New Jersey after surgery due to his circumstances.
His probation is due in part to gun possession and drug charges dating back to 2008 when he was sentenced to 11 to 23 months in prison. Despite the pleas during this bout in the court, the judge found him in “technical violation” of his probation and set a February 5, 2016 date for his sentencing. His travel restrictions remain in place and isn’t allowed to leave a five-county area around Philadelphia or perform at any event in or outside Philly.