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April 10, 2016

Report: Meek Mill, on house arrest in Philly, can release music (if it's free)

Rapper Meek Mill is currently stuck in the Philly area. In March, a judge ordered him to serve three months under house arrest for violating parole, and a part of his sentence was that he couldn't work.

So some may have been confused when the North Philly native dropped a mixtape online to fan the flames in his ongoing feud with Drake.

TMZ reports that the reason Mr. Mill's new song, a diss track recorded over Drake's "Sweet Sixteen," isn't getting the rapper in trouble is because a judge recently clarified his sentence. He's allowed to record — as long as he puts it online for free. Per TMZ:

Sources connected to the case tell us Meek got an order of clarification two weeks after his sentencing. The judge had said he could not record ANY music during his 90 days of house arrest, but then spelled it out in more detail.

We're told the rule is Meek can release music in order to "protect his brand," but it has to be on FREE platforms like SoundCloud and YouTube.

Along with his court-ordered community service, putting out free tracks may be a good way to pass the time as gossip sites feverishly debate the status of his relationship with his Sixers-courtside-attending girlfriend Nicki Minaj.