July 25, 2014 |
Lawyers for the imprisoned Philadelphia-born rapper Meek Mill filed a motion for parole Wednesday in their continuing effort to stop the financial damage to his concert and recording career. Since he was sent to prison on July 11, Mill - real name Robert Williams - has missed at least two concert dates and his recording company has warned that his continuing imprisonment could endanger the Sept. 9 release of his next album, Dreams Worth More Than Money. The motion, filed in Common Pleas Court by attorney Dennis J. Cogan, asks for Williams' immediate release and maintains that he did not violate probation.
July 14, 2014 |
PHILLY-BORN rapper Meek Mill, apparently having forgotten the manners he learned in court-ordered etiquette classes last year, had his probation revoked and was sentenced to three to six months in jail followed by five years of probation. Common Pleas Judge Genece E. Brinkley yesterday found the lanky rapper in technical violation of his probation rules after a four-hour hearing, during which a laundry list of his bad behavior was aired. The rapper, whose birth name is Robert Williams, was busted for failing to get the judge's permission before booking out-of-town concerts - that included a show in Washington, D.C., scheduled for last night.
May 6, 2014
JUST a tad bothered by your article titled "Bum Rap" in regards to Rapper Meek Mill's suit being tossed out of court. The first sentence of the second paragraph reads, "The mostly white panel of four men and four women found that Officer Alvin Outlaw and then-Officer Andre Boyer did not unlawfully stop, detain and arrest Mill on the night of Oct. 31, 2012. " Why was the jurors' race brought into this saga? Why was it even mentioned? Is this what the Daily News has to do in order to sell papers?
May 3, 2014 |
PHILADELPHIA The local rapper known as Meek Mill repeated two words over and over Thursday after losing his civil rights lawsuit against two city police officers he accused of detaining him illegally two years ago. "I quit," Robert Williams said, bolting from the courtroom moments after a federal jury delivered its verdict. "I quit everything . . . except for music. " The 26-year-old North Philadelphia native made a hasty exit from the federal courthouse, leaving his attorneys behind.
May 2, 2014
A story about the Pennsylvania Ballet in Wednesday's Inquirer misstated the number of new works presented during Roy Kaiser's tenure as artistic director. The company added 90 new works to its repertoire, including 34 world premieres and 56 company premieres. The "Photo of the Day" in some editions Wednesday was published with the caption for a different photo. The correct caption for the photo above is: Robert Williams, known professionally as the rapper Meek Mill, arrives at the federal courthouse at Sixth and Market Streets, where his lawsuit against the City of Philadelphia over an arrest is being heard.
September 9, 2013 |
WITH NEARLY 3 million Twitter followers, Meek Mill has lots of fans, but one of his newest and most unlikely admirers was seated next to him in court yesterday - his etiquette instructor. The 26-year-old rapper, whose real name is Robert Williams, was ordered in May to receive etiquette training by Judge Genece Brinkley to address how he speaks in court, his behavior outside of court and his social-media postings. Gail Madison, head of the Madison School of Etiquette and Protocol in Huntingdon Valley, gave a glowing review of her one and only four-hour session with Williams, whom she said was a willing pupil.
August 10, 2013 |
The Philadelphia Police Department is firing an officer who racked up more citizen complaints than any other street cop. Officer Andre Boyer, a 17-year veteran who spent most of his career in North Philadelphia's 22d District, was suspended Tuesday for 30 days, pending dismissal. A police spokeswoman, Officer Jillian Russell, said that, after an internal investigation, Boyer faced a July 23 hearing before the Police Board of Inquiry. She said the board found him guilty of conduct unbecoming an officer, and disobedience.
June 30, 2013 |
In a contentious hearing, a Philadelphia judge on Friday ordered up-and-coming rapper Meek Mill to attend etiquette classes and provide his probation officer with details of all travel plans. Common Pleas Court Judge Genece E. Brinkley told Meek Mill, also known as Robert Williams, he must complete the classes before Aug. 4 and notify his probation officer, Treas Underwood, any time he wants to travel outside Pennsylvania. Those orders came at a probation-violation hearing for Williams, who is on probation for a 2008 gun and drug conviction.
April 15, 2013 |
For hip-hop star Meek Mill, a 2008 police finding that Officer Andre Boyer repeatedly falsified official documents will bolster his case that Philadelphia does not properly train street cops, his lawyer said. The North Philadelphia rapper, whose real name is Robert Williams, is suing the city, Boyer, and Officer Michael Vargas, alleging that the policemen illegally detained him on Halloween and made him miss an Atlanta concert. He contends he lost the deposit on a private jet in addition to his lost earnings from the concert.