Exclusive: Rick Ross Speaks Out On Meek Mill Sentencing

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Meek Mill has to do his time alone, but while the Philadelphia MC is spending three to six months in prison for a probation violation, he will have the full support of Rick Ross and his Maybach Music crew.

“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. With that came a commitment. I vowed to support these artist, through the good and the bad,” Ross said to MTV News in a written statement sent on Saturday (July 12).

“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,” the label CEO continued.

On Monday, Meek excitedly announced the release date for his upcoming sophomore album Dreams Worth More Than Money. As of now, the anticipated LP is slated to drop on September 9, but after Mill was taken into custody on Friday and handed a three to six month prison sentence there are questions about whether the date will stick. Ross assures fans that the project will be delivered in a timely matter.

“His album is coming,” he said. “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.”

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