Days after it was revealed that Maybach Music Group rapper Meek Mill would be serving up to six months in jail, Rick Ross has finally spoken out on the matter. According to HotNewHipHop.com, the Miami rapper did so via a statement released over the weekend.
In his statement, Ross touched on support for his artists and says Meek Mill ran into “unfortunate legal issues.” In regards to Meek’s second studio album, Dreams Worth More Than Money, Ross says they’ll try and continue on schedule for the project.
“I created MMG years ago, my desire was to create a space where the most talented artists in the world could be nurtured and supported,” he said in the statement. “With that came a commitment. I vowed to support these artist, through the good and the bad. Every individual signed to MMG is not just an artist, they are my family. And with family you ride, or you die. Yesterday, my brother, Meek Mill ran into some unfortunate legal issues. It happens. However, his team, our team, will continue to execute Meek’s plan as close to schedule as possible. His album is coming. We ask that the fans and the media continue to support him and his music during this time. He’ll be home soon. ‘Dreams Are Worth More Than Money’, and family is worth more than Everything. MMG FOR LIFE.”
Meek’s recent incarceration has even spawned a #FreeMeekMill campaign on social media with hundreds of fans petitioning for his release.
Last week, it was reported that the Philly lyricist was sentenced to three to six months in jail due to a possible probation violation, which may have stemmed from the rapper holding a gun in a picture posted on Instagram days ago.