Rapper Meek Mill sentenced to 2 to 4 years in state prison

  • Rapper Meek Mill sentenced to 2 to 4 years in state prison

Rapper Meek Mill sentenced to 2 to 4 years in state prison

And now Meek Mill has been sent back to prison for up to four years after a judge ruled on Monday two new arrests meant he had once again failed to live up to the conditions of his release.

While Jay-Z's Roc Nation company manages Meek Mill, the former has also become a fierce advocate for criminal justice reform.

Meek Mill's lawyer told the Inquirer the rapper will appeal his latest sentence, as well he should. JAY-Z has shared a note on Facebook decrying the sentence. He was never convicted of a crime.

He wrote on Instagram: "Was wit u then & WE STILL WIT U NOW!"

T.I. and Rick Ross, are also among a number of rappers and fans who lent their support to Mill.

Meek Mill's (semi) luck with the law has run out.

The charges were ultimately dropped, which led to a review in court as to whether or not it breached his probation. He was arrested at age 18 for drug dealing and firearms. He initially received five years probation, but his failure to report to a probation officer or get prior approval for traveling outside of Philadelphia earned him an additional five months in prison in 2013, while his probation was extended to 10 years.

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 rapper was released on December 2, 2014.

In August, the rapper, whose real name is Robert Rihmeek William, was charged with reckless endangerment for illegally riding his dirt bike in Inwood.

Mill's third album, "Wins and Losses" was No. 3 on Billboard's albums chart after it released July 21.