When he was 18, while walking to a corner store armed, Meek Mill was arrested for illegally possessing a firearm and was beaten up by the police.Because of the beating, his lips and both eyes became swollen and one of his braids was ripped out.
In February 2011, after leaving Grand Hustle Records, Mill signed with Miami-based rapper Rick Ross's Maybach Music Group (MMG). In October 2012, Mill announced the launch of his own label imprint, Dream Chasers Records, named after his mixtape series.
No charges were filed, and Mill was released from custody.
Mill's album, Dreams Worth More Than Money, which was released on June 28, 2015, topped the Billboard 200 as of the issue dated July 18, 2015.
On June 19, 2012, "Amen" - originally included on Dreamchasers 2, was released as the lead single from Mill's debut studio album.
Before releasing his debut studio album Dreams & Nightmares, Mill received co-signs from both Mariah Carey and Nas, with him appearing on Carey's 2012 single "Triumphant (Get 'Em)" and the latter stating, "I got my eyes on him.He currently serving his sentence at the State Correctional Institution – Chester in Chester, Pennsylvania. Meek's father was killed when Meek was five years old, apparently during an attempted robbery.