Meek Mill has been behind bars since July, on charges that he violated probation, and Rick Ross has confirmed to MTV News this sentence will delay the release of his anticipated sophomore album, which was originally scheduled to drop on September 2.
Ross' statement reads:
"MMG and Meek Mill have decided to release Dreams Worth More Than Money at a future date. In true MMG fashion, Meek has dedicated himself to perfecting his sophomore project and it is only right that it should be rolled out exceptionally well. MMG also wants his fans to know that Meek is doing great and he wants to hear from you. So write him at:
CEC Hoffman Hall
3950B D Steet
Philadelphia, PA 19124
In the meantime, keep looking out for new music from the project, keep supporting Meek and KEEP DREAMING! #MMG4LIFE."
On July 11, Meek was given a three-to-six month sentence for probation violation stemming from a 2009 drug and gun conviction, and his request for early parole was denied during a court appearance on August 18. The rapper's defense team argued that he was unfairly convicted of the violation.
Although Meek's project will be delayed, his peers have continued to show him love in recent weeks. During the Philly stop on the Drake vs. Lil Wayne Tour, the two artists let fans rap-a-long to “Dreams & Nightmares,” with Drizzy also adding, “Free Meek Milly, man.”