Meek Mill sentenced to 2 to 4 years in state prison

Danny Woods
November 8, 2017

According to Billboard, a Philadelphia judge sentenced the rapper to two to four years in state prison for violating probation in a almost decade-old gun and drug case.

A controversial decision hit the Philadelphia courtroom this week as Meek Mill receives a custodial sentence for violating his probation.

Other celebrities who shared their reactions to Mill's prison sentence include Kevin Hart and T.I.

As she delivered her sentence she told the rapper, 'I'll be done with you'. He was immediately taken into custody.

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Jay-Z, who's Roc Nation company represents Meek Mill, called his punishment "unjust and heavy handed".

The Associated Press reports that Philadelphia based judge, Judge Genece Brinkley, cited a failed drug test and a failure to comply with a court order restricting his travel. But the judge insisted, saying that she had been trying to help him for about a decade and he refused, insisting on doing whatever he wanted. He was arrested again in August 2017 for reckless driving and reckless endangerment, stemming from a dirt bike stunt filmed in New York City.

Per, Meek Mill's probation stems from a 2008 drug and weapons case that landed the rapper in prison for eight months. The rapper, born Robert Williams, was arrested in March after a fight in the St. Louis airport, though those charges were dropped.

In 2016, Mill was ordered to serve 90 days on house arrest for violating the terms of his parole. To many, the sentence seemed stiff, especially considering the violation came as a result of two arrests for crimes that he was eventually acquitted for, and the parole was for a crime that occurred nearly a decade ago.

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