Rapper Meek Mill is heading to jail for a minimum of 2 years. The MMG music star was given the sentence during his hearing at the Criminal Justice Center on Monday (Nov. 6). Mill, born Robert Rihmeek Williams, was under review due to an incident at a St. Louis airport and an arrest for riding his dirt bike in New York City in August.
The rapper’s probation comes from a 2008 drug and gun conviction that resulted in eight months of jail time. After serving, the “Dreams & Nightmares” rapper’s probation was extended to six years after he left his home state for a performance without the judge’s consent.
For his dirt bike arrest, the rapper accused the NYPD on preying on him due to his celebrity status. “If his name was John Smith, he wouldn’t have even been arrested,” Meek’s lawyer Joseph Tacopina said at the time. “You could go to 110th St. and Dyckman right now and you’ll see 10 kids popping wheelies on their bikes. Nobody gets arrested.”
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Although the previous charges were dropped, the judge still saw the incidents as a violation of his probation. The rapper has the chance of serving up to four years with a minimum of two.
Meek was given house arrest for his last probation violation in 2015. He recently released his third studio album Wins and Losses in July with the singles “Whatever U Need” and “Young Black America” respectively.