Meek Mill sentenced to 2 to 4 years for probation violations


This isn't Meek Mill's first run in with the law.

He also pleaded guilty to reckless driving after being arrested for doing stunts on a dirt bike on city streets in NY, and posting a video of his misadventure on the internet.

The "House Party" rapper performed in Atlanta earlier this year at the V-103 "Pop-Up Live" concert at Philips Arena, but a summer tour with Yo Gotti, slated to play Lakewood, was postponed.

Brinkley, however, cited a failed drug test and failure to comply with a court order restricting the rapper's travel when she handed down her sentence on Monday, according to CBS Philly.

Additional court cases though have seen Mill spend five months in prison in 2013 and his probation was extended for almost a decade.

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In March, he was arrested at a St. Louis airport for fighting. In October, he pleaded guilty to reckless driving after doing stunts on a dirt bike in Manhattan.

What came after the judge's ruling was immediate outrage from the rap community, with a number of artists and fans calling the sentence unjust and unfair.

Jay-Z, who's Roc Nation company represents Meek Mill, called his punishment "unjust and heavy handed". "We will always stand by and support Meek Mill, both as he attempts to right this wrongful sentence and then in returning to his musical career". Another really credible example is she stopped him for violation of probation was when he went to Atlanta for a rehabilitation clinic, without her approval she said. However, both charges were dropped, and prosecutors recommended this week that he not receive a prison sentence, saying he's been clean since January and has complied with most of the probationary requirements. Meek then denied her awkward request, then Judge Brinkley reportedly said "okay, suit yourself".

Meek Mill's lawyer told the Inquirer the rapper will appeal his latest sentence, as well he should.