American rapper Meek Mill will spend at least the next 2 years in jail after violating the terms of his probation.
He was arrested twice in 2017, once at a St. Louis airport for fighting, and the other for reckless driving.
Both arrests were deemed a violation of his parole by Common Pleas Court Judge Genece E. Brinkley, who sentenced him to 2-4 years in a state prison.
Brinkley had previously sentenced the Monster rapper to 90 days of house arrest following his first parole violation, and handed him a heavier sentence for the repeat.
Prosecutors had actually recommended that Mill not be imprisoned for the probation violations, noting he’s been off drugs since January and has complied with most requirements of probation.
Meek Mill was initially arrested on drug and weapons charges in 2008, resulting in eight months in prison and five years of probation.
After the rapper violated his probation in 2009 by travellng out of Philadelphia without approval, he was sentenced to an additional five months in prison and his probation was extended for 10 more years.
The rapper plans to appeal the sentence.