Subscribe to Breaking News emails

You have successfully subscribed to the Breaking News email.

Subscribe today to be the first to to know about breaking news and special reports.

Rapper Meek Mill Sentenced to 2-4 Years in Prison for Violating Probation

Meek Mill Sentenced to 2-4 Years in Prison for Violating Probation

by Variety /
Robert Williams, also known as Rapper Meek Mills.via WCAU

Breaking News Emails

Get breaking news alerts and special reports. The news and stories that matter, delivered weekday mornings.

A Pennsylvania judge sentenced rapper Meek Mill to two to four years in prison on Monday for violating his probation.

Common Pleas Court Judge Genece E. Brinkley cited a failed drug test and unapproved travel, stemming from a 2008 gun and drug case. He was immediately taken into custody.

Brinkley said she had given Mill multiple chances but he hasn't complied. According to evidence from probation officers, the musician tested positive for narcotics numerous times.

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. Mill's lawyer, Brian McMonagle, has vowed to appeal the sentencing.

 Robert Williams, also known as Rapper Meek Mills. via WCAU

Mill — born Robert Rihmeek Williams — has been arrested twice this year. Mill was arrested in March at St. Louis International Airport and charged with misdemeanor assault after an altercation with two airport employees.

Related: Nicki Minaj Promises to Keep Meek Mill in Check

In August, he was stopped for reckless endangerment while driving his motorcycle in New York City. Both cases were dropped after he agreed to fulfill community service requirements.

Brinkley has worked with Mill since nearly a decade ago, when the rapper was convicted and jailed for eight months and later placed on probation in 2008 for gun and drug charges. In 2016, he was placed under house arrest for 90 days after violating travel restrictions.

Breaking News Emails

Get breaking news alerts and special reports. The news and stories that matter, delivered weekday mornings.

Breaking News Emails

Get breaking news alerts and special reports. The news and stories that matter, delivered weekday mornings.
MORE FROM news

Have feedback?

How likely are you to recommend nbcnews.com to a friend or colleague?

0 = Very unlikely
10 = Very likely
Please select answer

Is your feedback about:

Please select answer

Leave your email if you’d like us to respond. (Optional)

Please enter a valid email address

Thank you!

Your feedback has been sent out. Please enjoy more of our content.

We appreciate your help making nbcnews.com a better place.