Meek Mill Appeals House Arrest Over Rapping Ban
Meek Mill is appealing his house arrest over the stipulation that bans him from rapping.
As Gossip Cop reported, in February Mill was sentenced to at least 90 days of house arrest for violating his probation. Following that three-month period, the Philadelphia judge overseeing his case will decide for how much longer the sentence will continue, up to 12 months in all. Mill began serving the time last week, and was fit with an ankle monitor that tracks his movements.
One week into the home confinement, Mill is seeking to have the terms changed so he can still record and perform music. The star wants permission to create new songs at his home studio that he can then release. Ostensibly, he’d like to then promote that music with performances.
In the appeal, Mill does not take issue with the house arrest itself, but the prohibition on working, according to TMZ. The performer is still able to use social media, and has been updating his Instagram account. Over the last week, he’s posted messages ripping Donald Trump and mourning Bankroll Fresh, who, as Gossip Cop reported, was killed in a shooting on Friday.
Mill’s probation stems from 2009 gun and drugs conviction. He was found in violation of his probation agreement following a hearing last December, in which he was accused of traveling without court permission. He previously served five months in prison for a different violation. Gossip Cop will have updates.