Meek Mill sentenced to 2 to 4 years for violating probation

By Ray Downs  |  Updated Nov. 7, 2017 at 6:08 AM
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Nov. 6 (UPI) -- Rapper Meek Mill was sentenced to two to four years in state prison Monday for violating his probation.

The Philadelphia-born rapper, born Robert Williams, was on a probation for a 2008 gun charge when he was 18. Since then, Mill became one of the biggest names in hip hop, releasing three hit albums and, until recently, dating Nicki Minaj.

But Mill violated his probation this year after getting into an altercation at a St. Louis airport with a photo-seeking airport employee and then for driving recklessly in New York City. Although both cases were dropped, the arrests alone were enough to qualify as probation violations and Philadelphia judge Genece E. Brinkley put the rapper behind bars.

"I gave you break after break, and you basically just thumbed your nose at this court," Brinkley told Mill, according to the Philadelphia Inquirer.

Meek's attorney, Brian J. McMonagle, said he plans to appeal the sentence.

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