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Meek Mill sentenced to 2-4 years in prison for violating probation

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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: