PHILADELPHIA– Rapper Meek Mill will now serve up to four years in prison for probation violations.
According to FOX29, the rapper was sentenced after violating probation in a prior drug and weapons case.
Robert Rihmeek Williams, the rapper’s real name, had already been arrested twice in 2017. In March, he was arrested at a St. Louis Airport for fighting, and was arrested in New York in August for recklessly driving his motorcycle.
However, the judge’s decision to jail Williams came as a surprise after prosecutors had recommended no jail time for the rapper.
His lawyer says he will appeal the ruling.
A number of celebrities posted on social media in disapproval of the judges’ ruling, including rapper Jay-Z and comedian Kevin Hart: