Nicki Minaj's Ex, Meek Mill Receives 2 Year Jail Term
Bearing any change, Nicki Minaj's former boyfriend is most likely going to be spending Christmas in jail.
Raised by his mother in Philadelphia after his father was killed, the rapper born as Robert Williams was put on probation after a 2005 arrest on drug and gun possession charges.
At a hearing on Monday, Judge Genece E. Brinkley ordered a prison term of two to four years over the long-running case, with eligibility for parole after two years.
Brinkley, according to media reports from the court room, pointed to violations of parole including scheduling concerts.
He was also freshly arrested after a scuffle in March at the St. Louis airport.
“I gave you break after break, and you basically just thumbed your nose at this court,” Brinkley told Mill.
The report said the sentence triggered audible gasps with prosecutors not having recommended any prison time.
Mill was quoted as pleading for mercy with the judge, saying, “I’m human. I’m not perfect.”
The sentence drew outrage from several fellow African American celebrities who said that prison time was disproportionate.
Rap mogul Jay-Z late Monday wrote on Facebook that the sentence was “unjust and heavy-handed.”
“We will always stand by and support Meek Mill, both as he attempts to right this wrongful sentence and then in returning to his musical career,” Jay-Z wrote.
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