By Damilola Faustino
Meek Mill has been sentenced to between two and four years in prison after the rapper violated his probation.
He has been known to violate his probation, as he was initially arrested on drug and weapons charges in 2008, resulting in eight months in prison and five years of probation.
After the rapper violated his probation in 2009 by travelling out of Philadelphia without approval, he was sentenced to an additional five months in prison and his probation was extended for 10 more years.
Citing reasons for the jail term, Common Pleas Judge, Genece Brinkley said it came as a result of a failed drug test and failure to comply with restrictions on his travel.
Report has it that the sentence came as a surprise to prosecutors, even as they recommended that he ought not to be imprisoned for the violations, noting that he has been off drugs since January and complied with most terms of his probation.
Brinkley, however, said she’s fed up of the rapper already because she has tried to help him for a decade, but he just does whatever he wants.
To resolve this new development his lawyer has vowed to appeal.
Jay-Z, whose Roc Nation company manages the rapper, denounced the sentence on Facebook saying: “The sentence handed down by the Judge – against the recommendation of the Assistant District Attorney and Probation Officer – is 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.”