Meek Mill Sentenced to 2-4 Years in Prison
Meek Mill is going to prison.
A Philadelphia judge has sentenced the rapper to 2-4 years in prison for violating the terms of his probation on a 2009 drug and weapons case, according to TMZ.
The Wins & Losses rapper, born Robert Williams, learned his fate during a court appearance on Monday (Nov. 6). The sentence follows an arrest for fighting at a St. Louis airport and for reckless driving in New York City.
HAPPENING NOW – Entertainer Meek Mill in a Phila. courtroom on numerous alleged probation violations. LIVE at 5 @CBSPhilly pic.twitter.com/Ku347T3UGU
— Joe Holden (@JoeHoldenCBS3) November 6, 2017
Both of the cases — assault and reckless driving — were eventually dropped, but the arrests alone constituted violations, according to the judge.
Meek previously violated probation in 2014, when he was sentenced to 3-6 months in jail. “Sir, I didn’t want to do this but you made me do this,” said Philadelphia Common Pleas Court Judge Genece E. Brinkley at the time. “After all the years I tried to get you on the right track.”
In 2015, he violated parole due to unapproved travel and urine test failure. The following year, he was sentenced to three months house arrest, which was eventually extended because of his inability to complete community service duties.