Some tough times are ahead for Philly rapper Meek Mill. Yesterday (Nov. 6), Meek was sentenced to 2-4 years in prison for violating probation following a 2009 arrest on drug and weapon charges. The sentence follows an arrest for fighting at a St. Louis airport and for reckless driving in New York City.
Both of the cases — assault and reckless driving — were eventually dropped, but the arrests alone constituted violations, according to the judge.
Meek previously violated probation in 2014, when he was sentenced to 3-6 months in jail. “Sir, I didn’t want to do this but you made me do this,” said Philadelphia Common Pleas Court Judge Genece E. Brinkley at the time. “After all the years I tried to get you on the right track.”
In 2015, he violated parole due to unapproved travel and urine test failure. The following year, he was sentenced to three months house arrest, which was eventually extended because of his inability to complete community service duties.