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Maybach Music Group rapper Meek Mill had to spend some time detained by police this week as Philadelphia law enforcement reportedly snatched him during his Dreams & Nightmares album release party.
Meek released details of what all went down Thursday (November 1).
“cops cost me a lot of money tonight …..taking pics of me like I’ma f*ckin joke….no charges just holding http://instagr.am/p/Rev6I2CkFA/,” he tweeted November 1st.
“N*gga I ain’t get knocked they was just tryna hold me back! Just scooped my n*gga #brick Feds gave him 10yea http://instagr.am/p/RfTF8GikEw/”
“I ain’t get locked up…definitely not in NYC with no gun! Cops just harassed and violated me last night in Philly just for being famous!”
“The crazy part about is I really had a handcuff and Rolex on my wrist yesterday…. Really #DreamsAndNightmares” (Meek Mill’s Twitter)
According to reports, Meek got taken into police custody but not officially arrested.
According to the Philadelphia Police Department, the MMG rookie sensation was detained by Philadelphia Police after he was in a vehicle stopped by officers at 1100 W. Girard Avenue last night around 8 p.m. “He was not arrested,” said Philiadelphia Police spokeswoman Julian Russell. “He was stopped in a vehicle but was not arrested. He was only detained in a substation. In normal cases, we do not give out this kind of information, so I can’t release anything further.” (RapFix)
No stranger to legal woes, Meek got warned about his music by a judge last August.
Rapper Meek Mill, whose real name is Robert Williams, was in court today for a prior gun and drug conviction. Lou Savino, attorney for Williams, tells Fox 29 that today’s appearance is for a status hearing on that previous charge. The defendant was paroled to House Arrest, which is completed, and now is on probation. Williams has to go to court every 3 to 6 months to make sure he is in compliance. William’s song called, “The Ride” mentions mentions the D.A. that is handling his case. In court, the judge warned the rapper not to mention the D.A. in his lyrics. (My Fox Philly)
The rapper’s long-awaited solo debut is expected to sell over 170,000 copies in its opening week.
With much of the East Coast still digging its way out from superstorm Sandy’s wake, there’s a larger margin of error than usual in this week’s numbers. But Maybach/Warner Bros. hip-hop phenom Meek Mill is stepping out strong, leading the key debuts with a projected 175-200k for his Dreams & Nightmares. He’s got a huge constituency in New York, though, so the figures we’re seeing may be unusually susceptible to this very inclement weather. (HITS Daily Double)