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Meek Mill sentenced to at least two years in Pennsylvania state prison


BY MELISSA RUGGIERI/AJC Music Scene

Rapper Meek Mill is headed back to prison.

The Philadelphia rapper was sentenced to two to four years in Pennsylvania state prison Monday after violating probation.

According to Philly’s CBS 3 , the 30-year-old known legally as Robert Rihmeek William, was already under probation for a drug and weapons case and has been arrested twice this year – in March in St. Louis, where he was charged with a misdemeanor for an altercation with two airport employees and in August for illegally riding his dirt bike in the Inwood section of Manhattan.

Mill spent eight months in prison following a 2008 conviction for dealing drugs and gun possession.

The “House Party” rapper performed in Atlanta earlier this year at the V-103 “Pop-Up Live” concert at Philips Arena, but a summer tour with Yo Gotti, slated to play Lakewood, was postponed.


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Atlanta Journal-Constitution staff writer Melissa Ruggieri covers the Atlanta Music Scene and entertainment news for print and online.