Rapper Meek Mill has been sentenced to two to four years in prison for violating probation in a prior drug and weapons case. He was already on thin ice after a city judge put him on house arrest in 2015 for leaving Pennsylvania for a gig without court approval.
In March, he was arrested at a St. Louis airport for fighting. He was arrested again in New York back in August for recklessly driving his motorcycle. When sentencing the 30-year-old musician on Monday, Common Pleas Judge Genece Brinkley cited a failed drug test and a failure to comply with a court order restricting his travel.
The sentence came as a surprise after prosecutors recommended Mill not be imprisoned for the probation violations, noting he’s been off drugs since January and has complied with most requirements of probation.
But Brinkley says she’s been trying to help Mill for about a decade and that he just does whatever he wants. Mill’s lawyer has vowed to appeal.