Meek Mill To Appeal Judge Heavy-Handed Sentencing For Parole Violation

Rapper Meek Mill Sentenced To Prison For Probation Violations

Celebs, Artists Defend Meek Mill in Response to Prison Sentence

The Philadelphia rapper, born Robert Williams, has since been in and out of Common Pleas Court Judge Genece E. Brinkley's court for violating probation rules.

In March, the ex-boyfriend of Nicki Minaj was charged with misdemeanor assault after an altercation with employees at St. Louis International Airport.

The sentence came as a surprise after prosecutors recommended Mill not be imprisoned for the probation violations, noting he's been off drugs since January and has complied with most requirements of probation.

Philly.com reports that Brinkley dealt with Mill with "exasperation". When asked if he planned on appealing, he said, "You're god--d right I am". "I'm here for you, man". Mill sought treatment this year for a Percocet addiction. Throughout the last eight years, he's violated his probation, which has resulted in jail time in 2014 and house arrest last year. His failure to follow probation rules led to another five months in prison in 2013 and a almost 10-year extension of his probation, which has become something of an albatross hanging from him.

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After the judge's ruling, Mill was taken into custody.

Rapper Meek Mill received an outpouring of support from the likes of JAY-Z, Kevin Hart, and T.I.in the wake of the rapper's prison sentence.

According to Mill's attorney, Brian McMonagle, they will appeal the sentencing, claiming the judge's decision was "excessive". She went on to say that his sentence would be served in a state prison and he'd be eligible for parole in two years. We will not be hearing any news about him for quite a while, unfortunately.

The sentence drew outrage from several fellow African American celebrities, who said the prison time was disproportionate. Many carried signs that read "Stop Probation Abuse" and "Free Meek From His Abusive Probation" and pointed to a long standing history of the criminal justice system showing huge inconsistencies in who it convicts. A really despicable version of what the justice system is supposed to be.

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