Meek Mill pleads guilty to misdemeanor gun charge, won't face prison time
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Rapper Meek Mill pleaded guilty on Tuesday to a misdemeanor gun charge as part of a deal reached with prosecutors who have agreed to drop all other charges against him.

The rapper, whose real name is Robert Williams, has served about two years in prison over a 2007 drug and gun conviction. A judge ruled he won’t spend any more time behind bars, according to The Associated Press.

Mill, 32, negotiated the deal in Philadelphia a month after a three-judge Pennsylvania appeals court threw out his more than a decade-old conviction in a drug and firearm case and granted the rapper a new trial after allegations of police corruption emerged.


The Pennsylvania Supreme Court also overturned Judge Genece Brinkley’s finding that Meek Mill violated his parole in 2017, leading to the rapper spending five months behind bars.

Mill thanked his supporters at a rally after his hearing, saying, “I just wanted to come up here myself and thank all the supporters because I know y’all probably got family members in jail or people going through the same thing as me, and I will continue to do what I do with the reform movement and help the people who helped me.”

Meek Mill has teamed up with the owners of the NFL’s New England Patriots and the NBA’s Philadelphia 76ers, as well as rapper Jay-Z to back a new organization focused on criminal justice reform.