Meek Mill sentenced to 2 to 4 years in state prison

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Rapper Meek Mill has been sentenced to minimum two years for violating probation. (TMZ)Rapper Meek Mill arrives for court at the Criminal Justice Center with his lawyer Brian McMonagle in Philly. He served eight months in prison and began five year's probation in 2009.

JAY-Z wasn't the only artist to comment on Mill's sentence.

A judge delivered Mill's sentence on the basis of reckless driving and assault charges earlier in the year.

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.

In an interview with TMZ on Monday, Meek Mill's attorney Joe Tacopina said that the harsh sentence was a result of Judge Brinkley's hostile relationship with Meek Mill, which stems back almost a decade in court (Tacopina also suggested to TMZ that Meek and the judge are from the same part of Philadelphia and their relationship goes farther back).

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In a post on Facebook, the kingpin rapper wrote, "The sentence handed down by the Judge - against the recommendation of the Assistant District Attorney and Probation Officer - is unjust and heavy handed".

Charges from both incidents were eventually dismissed, but that didn't stop the judge from sending him to prison.

The probation is related to a 2008 case, dealing with drug and weapons charges.

But Brinkley says she's been trying to help Mill for about a decade and that he just does whatever he wants. Additionally, he was also given six more years of probation.

However, that same year he was found to have violated his probation for the first time, and was placed on house arrest.

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