A Pennsylvania judge sentenced rapper Meek Mill to two to four years in prison on Monday for violating his probation.
The Wins & Losses MC returned to court with his lawyer Brian McMonagle on Monday (November 6) and came away with bad results. Common Pleas Judge Genece Brinkley rejected the prosecution’s recommendation for no imprisonment. Brinkley cited a failed drug test and unapproved travel, stemming from a 2008 gun and drug case. He was immediately taken into custody.
“I’ve been trying to help you since 2009,” Brinkley said, according to the Associated Press. “You basically thumbed your nose at me.”
The judge ruled that Meek’s 2017 arrests for an altercation at the St. Louis airport and reckless driving were violations of his probation from a 2008 drug and weapons conviction. Both cases were eventually dropped but have come back to haunt Meek.
Mill’s lawyer has vowed to appeal.
The rapper was previously arrested at a St. Louis airport for an altercation that involved two employees back in March and was more recently busted for reckless endangerment while driving his motorcycle on an August night in New York City. Both cases were dropped after the emcee fulfilled his community service requirements. He was placed on house arrest in 2015 for a probation violation when he left Pennsylvania without proper approval.
All of this stems from his original 2008 charges, for which he served eight months in prison.