Philadelphia rapper Meek Mill is to be released from Hoffman Hall prison after being away for five months, Philly.com reported Tuesday. When Mill, whose real name is Robert Williams, violated probation in July, he was sentenced to three to six months in behind bars.
Williams must do community service and receive treatment, Philadelphia Fox reporter Dave Schratwieser tweeted. The rapper cannot travel or perform any tour gigs until he completes anger management counseling and community service, Fox Philly reporter Steve Keely added on Twitter. Mill was supposed to spend the holidays in prison, but was freed a month before his January 2015 release date since he completed three jail programs, Keely continued.
The troubled rapper has been in and out of prison before. He was served time for a drug and gun sentence in 2009, Philly.com. He told MTV in 2012 he was first locked up was when he was 18 and “just turned [into] an adult.”
Fans are eagerly waiting for the rapper to be let out since his incarceration postponed the release of his second album, “Dream Worth More Than Money,” Fox Philadelphia wrote. Many flocked to Twitter after they heard he was supposed to be freed Tuesday. Some of their comments are shared below:
Meek mill back out pic.twitter.com/6KeVxhNusB
— DreamChaser. (@PerrieTaylorS) December 2, 2014
— t.millz (@tmillz346) December 2, 2014
everyone so happy for meek mill cuz he's a free man now
— haley (@imhaleyyy) December 2, 2014
Fans aren’t the only ones who are excited for Mill’s release. Before Tuesday’s development, fellow entertainers Ludacris and Rick Ross revealed they, too, wanted Mill to be home for the holidays. “One of the only rappers of today that inspires me. #freemeek,” Ludacris wrote on Instagram.
To whom it may concern PLEASE let this negro out of Jail. One of the only rappers of today that… http://t.co/Ymo3rEFyph
— Ludacris (@Ludacris) December 2, 2014
“Hopefully he can spend the holidays with us and kick 2015 off,” Rick Ross said in a Hot 97 interview, according to MTV. “We just ready for the big homie to get to the crib.”
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