Meek Mill Sentenced to Prison; Jay-Z Reacts in Outrage

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Meek Mill has feuded with Drake, Nicki Minaj and Safaree Samuels over the years.

But the rapper now needs to prepare himself for a few rivalries of a different nature.

Meek Mill on Stage

We're referring to those that take place in a prison yard.

Because Meek Mill is going to jail.

The artist received a sentence of two to four years behind bars on Monday after the star violated his probation due to a pair of arrests earlier this year.

The first such arrest took place in March following a scuffle at an airport in St. Louis, although the related charges were dropped.

Meek Mill then pleaded guilty to reckless driving in October after he shared videos of himself doing wheelies on a dirt bike in New York City.

(This was not his brightest moment, even he's likely to admit.)

According to The Philadelphia Inquirer, Common Pleas Court Judge Genece E. Brinkley determined yesterday that these acts violated the terms of Meek Mill’s probation, which stemmed from a 2008 drug and gun possession charge.

Meek Mill Image

“I gave you break after break, and you basically just thumbed your nose at this court,” Brinkley told Mil, explaining that his sentence would be served in state prison, where he would be eligible for state parole supervision after two years.

“Then I’ll be done with you,” she added.

Meek Mill was ordered into custody and escorted by sheriff’s deputies out of the courtroom on the spot.

His lawyer said he would be appealing the decision.

Jay-Z, whose Roc Nation company manages the rapper, denounced the sentence on Facebook. 

Meek Mill in Black

He issued a straightforward and harsh assessment of what the judge decreed, writing on the aforementioned social media platform:

"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."

We'll let readers know when Meek Mill appeals this verdict and what comes of it.

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