Coming off the release of one of the best albums of his career in Wins and Losses, Meek Mill is facing the latter with his current legal situation.
After arrests in March and August for fighting in a St. Louis airport and recklessly driving a dirt bike through New York City, Meek felt the wrath of the judicial system today when a Philadelphia judge determined both acts, despite being dropped, violated his probation. And after an immediate sentencing hearing, was sentenced to 2-4 years in prison.
BREAKING: Rapper Meek Mill sentenced to 2 – 4 years in state prison for probation violations. @CBSPhilly pic.twitter.com/5oeZky07Up
— Joe Holden (@JoeHoldenCBS3) November 6, 2017
UPDATE: JAY-Z and Rick Ross offer their support.
Tests are not for the faint at heart! . Every time an obstacle crosses his path, he fights his way through and comes out triumphant. I’ve watched him 1st hand fight this unjust system for close to a decade. But my dawg is a warrior! You know the family is already holding you down during this time of test. Here’s to the future! It will be BRIGHT! #doubleMDreamchasers
UPDATE (11/8): According to Meek’s lawyer, the judge in the case seemingly has it out for the Philly rapper.
“Well, Meek made it out of his community and became a true superstar and maybe she wants to have certain control of him,” Joe Tacopina told Billboard. “Maybe she’s jealous of him. Maybe she felt scorned that he didn’t add her in a song that she may have requested for. I don’t know. Why did she show up at a community service? What judge has ever showed up at a community service to watch whether somebody is doing something, community service or not. Why did she ask that her friend be his manager and not Roc Nation? That lacks appropriateness of a judge. You can’t do that as a judge, but she did it.”