Rapper Meek Mill will likely be spending the next two to four years behind bars — and Twitter erupted with outrage over the sentencing Monday, calling the judicial decision among other things, “actually shocking.”
According to the Philadelphia Inquirer, Mill received two to four years in Pennsylvania state prison for probation violation on Monday from Common Pleas Court Judge Genece E. Brinkley, telling the rapper that he’s been “just thumbing your nose at me” after she’d given him multiple chances to straighten up.
According to the Inquirer, Mill pleaded guilty in October to reckless driving after doing wheelies on a dirt bike in New York, a plea that was followed by a March arrest stemming from a fight at a St. Louis airport. The charges from the arrest were dropped when the rapper agreed to community service.
Mill’s Philadelphia case originated in 2008, when Mill was convicted on a drug and gun matter, earning him eight months in prison followed by five years’ probation.
His inability to follow probation rules led to another five months in prison in 2013 and a nearly 10-year extension of his probation, according to the Inquirer.
As news of Mill’s sentence spread, Twitter users logged on to express their outrage.
“Meek Mill is going to prison for 2-4 years for violating probation. Cops walk free when they kill people ON camera. Smh,” wrote one commenter.
“Meek Mill gets 2-4 year prison term for violating probation for dropped charges but Brock Turner gets 6 months for rape,” read another response to the sentence.
“Meek Mill got 2 to 4 years….meanwhile the real criminals are out here getting diagnosed as mentally ill,” another comment read.
“KKK outchea having terror rally’s protected by Sheriff’s meanwhile Meek Mill going to jail 2-4 years violating probabtion on a dirtbike smh,” another comparison offered.
“Meek Mill’s experience with Philadelphia courts and probation is one of the great miscarriages of justice that no one takes seriously,” read another response.
“This is actually shocking. The probation violations are based on two cases that were dropped,” another response read.
TheWrap has reached out to Mill’s attorney for comment. But for an idea of how the sentence was received in the court of social media, read on for more responses.
Meek mill is going to prison for 2-4 years for violating probation. Cops walk free when they kill people ON camera. Smh ???’????????♂️
– Just (@__jvstxn__) November 6, 2017
– Rolling Loud (@RollingLoud) November 6, 2017
– Jose Gutierres (@CHEvolucion) November 6, 2017
Meek Mill got 2 to 4 years….meanwhile the real criminals are out here getting diagnosed as mentally ill. GTFOH pic.twitter.com/ZphUWuTS1b
– Queen (@AriaDanyelle) November 6, 2017
KKK outchea having terror rally’s protected by Sheriff’s meanwhile Meek Mill going to jail 2-4 years violating probabtion on a dirtbike smh
– king don☥ (@realDonFigueroa) November 6, 2017
I’m a Drake fan, but for you to wish this on Meek Mill you a hoe. From experience playing people freedom isn’t anything to play with
– Ovary Buster (@ElJefe_2414) November 6, 2017
wow man…. that meek mill news is terrible. He was just on the right path with his career and music after the drake fiasco.
– Ahmed/YHUNG TO STAN (@big_business_) November 6, 2017
Meek Mill’s experience with Philadelphia courts and probation is one of the great miscarriages of justice that no one takes seriously.
– jeff deeney (@jeff_deeney) November 6, 2017
One of the charges Meek Mill violated was doing a wheelie on a quad bike. Tell me the feds aren’t trying to get man outta here smh
– ???? (@freejaey) November 6, 2017
– Brett Clarkson (@BrettClarkson_) November 6, 2017