Meek Mill Sentenced to 2-4 Years in Prison for Probation Violation
Addressing the court on Monday, the judge, Genece Brinkley noted that the Philly rapper failed a drug test and failed to comply with the court order restricting his travel. Prosecutors had recommended earlier that the rapper should not be sent back to prison, stating the fact that he has been off drugs since January and complied with most of the requirements for probation. 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.
Recall that in March, Meek Mill, who was placed under house arrest in 2015 for probation violation, was arrested at an airport following an altercation with two employees, and in August, he was arrested yet again for reckless endangerment while driving his dirt bike in Inwood, New York, without a helmet.
Now, he has been sent back to jail, and his lawyer has sworn he would appeal.
This update has stirred reactions on social media, and one of those who has shown the rapper support is comic actor, Kevin Hart.
“Praying for my brother @meekmill right now. God sometimes puts the toughest battles on his strongest soldiers. I’m here for you man!!!! My brother for life…Always here for you man!!! This storm will pass…Stay strong & keep your head up,” the comedian said.