Williams also pled guilty to reckless driving after a video posted online showed him wildly driving a dirt bike without a helmet through New York City.
While both of those cases were dropped, now the judge determined those arrests alone were enough to lock him up for a minimum of two years. According to TMZ, the judge ruled that Meek violated his probation twice this year and has sentenced the rapper to serve two to four years in prison.
Mill was put on house arrest for 90 days previous year for a probation violation.
Rap mogul Jay-Z wrote on Facebook that the sentence was "unjust and heavy-handed". He vowed to "always stand by and support Meek Mill, both as he attempts to right this wrongful sentence and then in returning to his musical career".
"I've been trying to help you since 2009", Brinkley reportedly said, adding, "You basically thumbed your nose at me". His failure to follow probation rules led to another five months in prison in 2013 and a almost 10-year extension of his probation, which has become something of an albatross hanging from him.
The judge was unaffected by his plea and ordered him to be taken into custody.
According to Mill's attorney, Brian McMonagle, they will appeal the sentencing, claiming the judge's decision was "excessive".
Outrage against Mill's sentencing has been outspoken.
"More proof that our criminal justice system is a joke", Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver Torrey Smith commented. A really despicable version of what the justice system is supposed to be.
Celebrities also voiced their support: Philly comic and actor Kevin Hart posted a photo of himself with the rapper at a Sixers game on Instagram and wrote "God sometimes put the toughest battle on the strongest soldiers".
"Saddened, angered, and disappointed", tweeted Hot 97 DJ Peter Rosenberg.