Despite becoming emotional and mentioning that he’s not the gangsta his music makes him out to be, a judge still found Meek Mill guilty of violating his probation.
The decision came Thursday (Dec. 17) after Mill testified for more than an hour in Philadelphia. Online reports noted the Maybach Music Group MC touched on how much it hurt not being able to go see his mother in New Jersey after she had surgery. The admission was among the things that came out when Mill got emotional a few times during his testimony.
In addition to his mother, Mill got choked up speaking to the judge directly, confessing that he’s anything but a gangsta and criminal.
“I’m not a gangsta. I’m not a criminal,” he said as he gave props to the apple of his eye. “I have my queen, Nicki [Minaj] now. I’m trying to do better and feel like I can be the best rapper out there.”
Mill’s humble and emotional attitude gave way to making amends with the D.A. when he apologized for calling her a “bitch” in his song, “The Ride.”
Mill’s testimony ultimately failed to sway the judge, who ruled that he was in “technical violation” of his probation, which came from a series of incidents involving his travels and giving the court water instead of urine in a drug test he was required to take. In addition, the judge did not decide on a punishment for the rapper yet. Instead, she set sentencing for February and told Mill that he cannot leave a five county area around Philadelphia before then.
Under the terms of his probation, all of Mill’s out-of-state travel has to be approved.
Outside of the emotional aspect of the hearing, TMZ reports that things did lighten up a bit when Mill’s attorney asked him to talk about his “nomination” for his song on the soundtrack to the movie “Creed.”
It was then the D.A. quickly interrupted, saying, “He’s in consideration! He’s not nominated.”
From there, several people in the court loudly voiced their reaction, including one person who yelled, “Hater!”