Meek Mill who is facing jail time after being found guilty of probation violations in court on Thursday, December 17, has decided to go back to school.
During his probation hearing, the rapper took the stand and pleaded to the judge about his changed ways. Meek was reportedly on the stand for an hour, during which he got emotional as he referenced his girlfriend Nicki Minaj, who had previously taken the stand in his defense. “I’m not a gangsta. I’m not a criminal,” he said. “I have my queen, Nicki now. I’m trying to do better and feel like I can be the best rapper alive.”
Despite his pleas, the judge found him in “technical violation” of his probation, and set a Feb. 5 date for his sentencing. He’s also restricted from leaving a five-county area around Philadelphia or performing at any event in or outside Philly.
Meek’s probation stems from gun possession and drug charges, dating back to 2008, during which he was sentenced to 11 to 23 months in prison.
He could face more time behind bars, come February.
This Friday, Mr Mill showed up surprisingly at his old neighborhood’s Overbrook High School to motivate and inspire the young’uns to acquire knowledge.
He said, “I just enrolled in college myself, I took it upon myself to do that because I want to be the best at what I do. I want to be the best at what I do, so I enrolled in college to educate myself, get myself more knowledge because knowledge make money, being educated makes you money and I like making money and taking care of my family.”
“DC4, Nicki Minaj, Drake ain’t gon’ benefit ya’ll,” he joked. “When I was your age, I never had a chance to talk to Jay Z, I never had a chance to talk to Beanie Sigel to ask them how can I get there.”
With the fast-pace at which the world is going, an artiste acquiring an education is the one thing that can enable him easily switch from show biz to business.
If you’re a college or high school drop-out, get some college goals like Meek Mill and acquire an education because the world is growing and so is your audience. Education enables you reach a wider audience as well as keep an eye on the financial rewards of your creativity.
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