Published: Wed, November 08, 2017
Culture | By Marion Pratt

Meek Mill sentenced to 2 to 4 years for probation violations

Meek Mill sentenced to 2 to 4 years for probation violations

On Monday, a Philadelphia judge sentenced Meek Mill to spend two to four years in state prison for violating probation he was put on following a drug and weapons conviction in 2008.

Following news of Meek Mill's prison sentence Monday, many in the entertainment industry voiced their support for the rapper while simultaneously criticizing the legal system which is seeing him return behind bars.

The move led Jay-Z to make a rare Facebook post: "The sentence handed down by the Judge - against the recommendation of the Assistant District Attorney and Probation Officer - is unjust and heavy handed", he wrote.

Other celebrities who shared their reactions to Mill's prison sentence include Kevin Hart and T.I.

US, Australia and South Korea hold joint navy drills
He told reporters on Air Force One en route to Asia that North Korea would figure prominently in discussions during the trip. However, with North Korea expected to be on top of the agenda, tensions are rising in South Korea ahead of Trump's visit.

In recent years, the 4:44 rapper has become an even louder advocate against the disparities suffered by black men by the American justice system. He was never convicted of a crime.

"Was wit u then & WE STILL WIT U NOW!"

Rapper Nipsey Hussle also weighed in.

Mill, whose most recent album, "Wins and Losses", reached number three on the U.S. album chart this year, was sentenced over a case dating from when the 30-year-old was a teenager.

Fox held talks to sell most of company to Disney
While Disney's cable networks tend to be geared toward younger viewers, Fox's FX family of networks target an adult audience. The screen-grab below features a billboard with the iconic logo and the words "A Division of Walt Disney Co." underneath.

The charges were ultimately dropped, which led to a review in court as to whether or not it breached his probation.

Mill was 18 the first time he was arrested.

In May 2013 he was ordered to take etiquette classes after breaching the terms once again by failing to report his travel plans, and then in 2014 he ended up spending five months in prison after erring again.

The Philadelphia-born rapper born Robert Williams was on a probation for a 2008 gun charge when he was 18.

Chipmaker Broadcom bids $130bn for rival Qualcomm
CEO Hock Tan last week, saying the company is likely to relocate its headquarters from Singapore to the United States. Broadcom has announced a proposal to buy Qualcomm for $70 an outstanding share which amounts to over $103 billion.

Mill's third album, "Wins and Losses" was No. 3 on Billboard's albums chart after it released July 21.

Like this: