Published: Wed, November 08, 2017
Life&Culture | By Kristin Armstrong

Celebrities react to Meek Mill prison sentence

Celebrities react to Meek Mill prison sentence

Mill's lawyer has vowed to appeal the ruling. She said Mill's sentence would be served in state prison, where he would be eligible for state parole supervision after two years.

A number of celebrities have reacted to Meek Mill's prison sentence on social media, including Jay-Z and Kevin Hart.

"I've been trying to help you since 2009", said Common Pleas Judge Genece Brinkley during the sentencing. But probation violations resulted in five more months in prison in 2013 and an extension of his probation.

Although both cases were dropped, the judge still believes the musician violated his probation.

"The sentence handed down by the Judge-against the recommendation of the Assistant District Attorney and Probation Officer-is unjust and heavy handed", the "4:44" rapper wrote on Facebook Monday.

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Brinkley cited the reasons behind her decision which were a failed drug test and Mill's failure to comply with a court order restricting his travel.

Mill pleaded guilty in October in Manhattan to reckless driving charges after he was arrested for doing wheelies and other stunts on a dirt bike on city streets and then posting video about it online.

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. It's the multiple arrests themselves that were considered probation violations.

Per Philly.com, Meek Mill's probation stems from a 2008 drug and weapons case that landed the rapper in prison for eight months.

Mill, who previously dated Nicki Minaj, also violated his probation in 2015 after leaving the state of Pennsylvania for a gig without getting approval from the court.

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