Rapper Meek Mill Sentenced to ... Etiquette Classes

Philly rapper told he needs training after fans threaten judge, probation officer

By Ruth Brown,  Newser Staff

Posted Jun 29, 2013 3:58 PM CDT

(Newser) – A judge does not like the way Philadelphia rapper Meek Mill is handling himself in the court room or on social media, and has ordered the rising hip-hop star to complete etiquette classes. The judge first told him to take the classes in May, after, she says, messages he posted on Twitter prompted some of his 2.5 million followers to send threats to her, the assistant district attorney, and Mill's probation officer, the Philadelphia Inquirer reports. Back in court yesterday, she said he had until August 4 to complete his etiquette training.

Mill, born Robert Williams, has been on probation since 2009 after a six-month stint behind bars for drug dealing and gun possession. "He has to watch what he puts on social media. It can affect his freedom," said the assistant DA at yesterday's probation status hearing. The judge told Mill the etiquette classes would give him a "big-picture perspective" on how to conduct himself personally and professionally.

Meek Mill performs during the BET Hip-Hop Honors at Boisfeuillet Jones Atlanta Civic Center in September 2012, in Atlanta.
Meek Mill performs during the BET Hip-Hop Honors at Boisfeuillet Jones Atlanta Civic Center in September 2012, in Atlanta.   (Photo by John Amis/Invision/AP)
Rapper Meek Mills is seen at the Tupac Shakur 40th Birthday Concert Celebrationin 2011.
Rapper Meek Mills is seen at the Tupac Shakur 40th Birthday Concert Celebrationin 2011.   (AP Photo/ Ron Harris)
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