Meek Mill’s shocking prison sentence has begun and his new mugshot tells all.
The new photo shows an embattled rapper, who looks seriously distraught about spending the next two to four years behind bars.
His prison photo was released on Nov. 8, and he looked pretty forlorn in the official pic.
The 30-year-old rapper is pictured in a new mugshot as he prepares to spend two-to-four years in prison in a sentence that some in the industry are calling “heavy-handed and unjust.”
Meek has been processed, Pennsylvania’s Dept. of Corrections told TMZ, but the law enforcement officials will not release the name of his prison until he’s arrived due to security concerns.
The hip hop community has rallied round the former boyfriend of Nicki Minaj since the sentence was handed down on Monday, with Mill’s lawyer alleging inappropriate behavior by the judge.
“I’m human. I’m not perfect,” Mill said to Brinkley in court, according to a Philly.com.
“I’m asking for mercy. You gave me the ladder to do what I have to do to prevail in my struggle. I made it this far, I can’t really go back and start over.”
The hip hop star’s attorney has claimed the adjudicator has a personal bias against his client, who was convicted of drug dealing and gun possession back in 2008, and they plan to appeal the sentence.
The rapper, real name Robert Rihmeek Williams, violated the terms of his parole on drug dealing and gun possession charges on multiple occasions.
Even though one of the cases, for an alleged airport assault, was dropped the adjudicator decided it was still enough to warrant further punishment.
The rapper’s jail sentence was delivered on Nov. 6 when a Philadelphia judge ruled that he must serve two to four years in state prison for two probation violations.
The events that lead to his sentence stemmed from when he got in a fight with a fan who wanted selfie in the St. Louis Airport back in March, and also when he was busted for reckless driving after a motorcycle stunt in NYC in August.
Both of these cases were ultimately dropped, but the judge determined the arrests alone were enough to send Meek to the slammer for at least two years.
Meanwhile, Meek’s lawyer claimed that Judge Genece E. Brinkley, who has followed Meek’s case since he was originally convicted in 2008 on charges related to the possession of guns and drugs, allegedly sentenced him unfairly.
Meek’s probation officer urged the judge not to give him prison time for the violations, seeing as how both cases were dropped, but it didn’t stop her from issuing the harsh sentence.