USA judge stuns with prison term for rapper Meek Mill

USA judge stuns with prison term for rapper Meek Mill

Rapper Meek Mill was sentenced Monday to 2-4 years in Pennsylvania state prison for violating his probation. In March of this year, he was arrested and charged with assault which is a misdemeanor following an altercation at the St. Louis airport.

Meek Mill's lawyer is planning to fight the rapper's minimum two-year prison sentence for violating his probation.

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

While Jay-Z's Roc Nation company manages Meek Mill, the former has also become a fierce advocate for criminal justice reform. The judge also cited the rapper's repeated scheduling of concerts in areas where she had barred him from performing. In 2008, he was convicted on those charges and spent almost a year in prison. Interestingly, both charges against him were dropped, but the judge says that by simply being arrested in the first place, he was violating his probation. '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'.

Mill pleaded guilty in October to reckless driving charges in New York City after he was arrested for doing wheelies on a dirt bike posting videos online.

Twitter reacted to Meek's surprising jail sentence, making him the No. 1 trending topic. In 2013, Meek served five months in prison for traveling without permission.

However, Judge Brinkley is reported to have said that she's been trying to help Meek Mill for 10 years but the rapper does what he wants.

The sentence was unexpected as prosecutors recommended Mill not be imprisoned for the probation violations, mentioning he's been drug-free since January and has complied with most requirements of probation.