Let’s Discuss This… 💻: @RileyWal…

Let’s Discuss This…
💻: @RileyWallace
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On Monday, November 6, Maybach Music’s Meek Mill was sentenced to spend 2-4 years in prison as a result of a probation violation. The judge’s decision stems from two arrests the rapper racked up this year.
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Immediately after news of the announcement broke, fans and industry peers took to social media to pan the sentence and show support for the rapper.
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The question is, should we feel sorry for Meek? It’s important to understand the full spectrum of Meek’s situation and the timeline that has led to this latest sentence.
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It all started in 2005 when he caught a case for (illegally) possessing a firearm and assaulting the police. He was given probation — which he violated three years later. The year was 2008.
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Meek had caught another case for drug dealing and gun possession for which he received an 11-to-23-month prison sentence. He was released early in 2009 after he landed (another) five-year parole agreement. Then, he violated probation again in 2014 by ignoring travel rules and making unauthorized trips — including a few to meet (then) girlfriend Nicki Minaj. He spent four months behind bars before being re-released.
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He once again violated probation in 2016 by submitting a suspicious urine sample and (again) changing his court-approved travel schedule.
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At this point, his lawyer Frank DeSimone painted a picture of Meek as someone who — though irresponsible — was making positive life changes. “He wouldn’t be who he is if you sent him to the state penitentiary in 2009 … he wouldn’t be Meek Mill,” he told Judge Genece Brinkley.
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It was during this specific hearing that Minaj spoke on his behalf. “He doesn’t have a lot of structure … he can be irresponsible,” she said. “Since I’ve come in his life, I think I’ve been working on that a little bit … He’s just getting accustomed to being an adult.”
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Meek himself also told the judge that “everything is riding on the line,” noting that money, success and his ego got the best of him (as per a tweet by Philadelphia journalist Bobby Allyn)…. // ExecutiveDTown.com