Hip-hop mogul Rick Ross delayed the release of his protege Meek Mill’s new album as he serves time behind bars, because he wanted the project to receive the attention it deserves.
The rapper, real name Robert Williams, was sentenced to three to six months in jail in July for violating his probation on multiple occasions following a 2009 drug and guns conviction.
He was due to unveil his sophomore project, Dreams Worth More Than Money, this week, but label bosses at Atlantic Records and Ross’ Maybach Music Group chose to take the album off their release schedule following his incarceration.
Now Ross has explained the reasons for the postponement, insisting he didn’t want the album to receive a half-hearted marketing push while Meek Mill was behind bars in his native Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
A statement released by Ross to MTV 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.”
Ross has also encouraged fans to show their support for Mill by writing to him in jail.
He adds, “MMG also wants his fans to know that Meek is doing great and he wants to hear from you. So write him…”
Mill was recently denied the chance for an early release.