Meek Mill Sentenced To 2-4 Years In Prison, Hip-Hop Reacts

7 November 2017, 10:11 | Updated: 7 November 2017, 10:13

Meek Mill Prison Sentence

Meek is heading back to prison.

Meek Mill has been sentenced to 2-4 years in prison for violating the terms of his probation on a 2009 drugs and weapons case. 

According to TMZ, the ‘Wins & Losses’ rapper, real name Robert Williams, was told the decision during a Monday court date.

The lengthy prison sentence follows a recent arrest for reckless driving in New York City and fighting at an airport in St. Louis.

Although both cases were eventually dropped, the judge ruled that those arrests counted as violations.

Following the shocking decision, the Hip-Hop world has spoken out in defence of Meek Mill. 

Taking to Facebook, JAY-Z wrote: “The sentence handed down by the Judge -- against the recommendation of the Assistant District Attorney and Probation Officer -- is unjust and heavy handed. We will always stand by and support Meek Mill, both as he attempts to right this wrongful sentence and then in returning to his musical career.” 

While others have shown support on Twitter:

However some fans have been less supportive: 

Meek Mill previously violated his probation in 2014 and was sentenced to 3-6 months in prison. 

While in 2015, he violated parole due to unapproved travel and urine test failure. He was then sentenced to three months house arrest. 

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