Rapper Meek Mill was in a Philadelphia court Monday when the judge sentenced him to 2-4 years in state prison for violating probation from his 2009 drug and weapons case, when he got arrested in a St. Louis airport for getting into a fight with an airport employee. The judge also cited another probation violation when he got arrested for reckless driving in New York City.
Even though both cases were dropped, the judge said getting arrested alone violated his probation.
He was immediately arrested while in court and remanded into custody.
Recall that Meek Mill got off with a house arrest when he violated his probation in 2015, well, the judge didnt feel so lenient yesterday.
Jay-Z, whose Roc Nation company manages the rapper, denounced the sentence on Facebook. “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.”