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Shortly after Meek Mill began serving his house arrest sentence, a judge clarified the stipulation that the Philadelphia rapper could not release music during the 90-day term.

TMZ reports that Meek Mill can release music to “protect his brand” and must release it to non-revenue platforms such as Soundcloud and YouTube. The initial sentence said that he could not release music, a stipulation that he appealed.

The MMG rapper is preparing the release of Dreamchasers 4 and last week released a remix of Desiigner’s “Panda” and Drake’s “Summer Sixteen.”

(This article was last updated March 7, 2016 and is as follows.)

Meek Mill appeals his house arrest sentence in a recent filing by his lawyer, Joe Tacopina, according to TMZ. He has been serving his time for one week.

The Philadelphia rapper says that he is seeking to have the demands that he can’t record new music or perform removed from the sentencing. He says he has a studio in his home and would like to continue making music.

Meek Mill was sentenced to 90 days house arrest last month for violating his probation. His girlfriend, Nicki Minaj, testified on his behalf.

(This article was last updated on February 5, 2016 and is as follows.)

Meek Mill was sentenced today (February 5) for violating his probation and avoids jail time, Fox 29 reports.

Meek Mill was given 90 days house arrest by Common Pleas Judge Genece Brinkley. Brinkley also added six more years to the Philadelphia rapper’s probation.

The 28-year-old is not allowed to work while on house arrest and can only leave his residence to do community service assisting adults, not children.

The MMG rapper was found guilty of violating probation in December because of his travels. Nicki Minaj testified in the hearing.

Meek Mill is on probation stemming from 2008 gun charges. He spent five months in jail last year for violating the probation.

(This article was first published on December 17, 2015 and is as follows.)

Meek Mill was found guilty of violating his probation when he appeared in court this afternoon (December 17), the Associated Press reports. The rapper was found to have violated his probation because of his travels and that he gave the court water instead of urine in a required drug test.

The judge delayed the sentencing until February 5, placed travel restrictions on the rapper and told Meek Mill that he cannot perform until the next court date.

Meek Mill is on probation stemming from 2008 gun charges. He also spent five months in jail last year for violating the probation.

The Maybach Music Group rapper testified that his “whole life is on the line.”

Philadelphia journalist Bobby Allyn provides more quotes from Meek Mill via Twitter. In his testimony, the rapper says that his relationship with girlfriend Nicki Minaj has helped him improve his character.

“I walk around w/ Queen Nikki. Things are different now,” Allyn writes, quoting Meek Mill. “I act different. I walk different. I can be the biggest rapper in the world.”

He also discussed how Kenny Gamble, of iconic Philadelphia writing and production duo Gamble and Huff, has acted as a mentor to him. Gamble testified on Meek Mill’s behalf earlier in the day.

“I never had any men sit down with me and have conversations with these types of things,” the rapper says.

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