Meek Mill sentenced to minimum two years prison for violating probation

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Jay Z (L) and Meek Mill.

The sentence rounds out a roughly decade-long back and forth between Meek and Judge Genece Brinkley.

On Monday, a Philadelphia judge handed down Meek Mill's prison sentence after the rapper violated his probation with a pair of arrests earlier this year.

In October, he pleaded guilty in Manhattan to reckless driving charges after he was arrested for carrying out stunts on a dirt bike on city streets.

The Philadelphia-born rapper born Robert Williams was on a probation for a 2008 gun charge when he was 18. He was sent back to prison for five months in 2014 after a violating that probation by (gasp!) failing to report his travel plans, before again being released on parole.

"The sentence handed down by the Judge - against the recommendation of the Assistant District Attorney and Probation Officer - is unjust and heavy handed", Jay-Z wrote on Facebook yesterday (November 6th 2017).

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In March, he was arrested at a St. Louis airport for fighting. Meek thought she was kidding, but the attorney tells us it doesn't appear so now.

These are just the latest probation violations for Meek.

The judge was unaffected by his plea and ordered him to be taken into custody.

(TMZ)Rapper Meek Mill arrives for court at the Criminal Justice Center with his lawyer Brian McMonagle in Philly.

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.

The original charges are almost a decade-old but the judge explained that despite her consistent efforts to help Meek, he has done whatever he wants.

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