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Meek Mill has feuded with Drake, Nicki Minaj and Safaree Samuels over the years.
But the rapper now needs to prepare himself for a few rivalries of a different nature.
We’re referring to those that take place in a prison yard.
Because Meek Mill is going to jail.
The artist received a sentence of two to four years behind bars on Monday after the star violated his probation due to a pair of arrests earlier this year.
The first such arrest took place in March following a scuffle at an airport in St. Louis, although the related charges were dropped.
Meek Mill then pleaded guilty to reckless driving in October after he shared videos of himself doing wheelies on a dirt bike in New York City.
(This was not his brightest moment, even he’s likely to admit.)
According to The Philadelphia Inquirer, Common Pleas Court Judge Genece E. Brinkley determined yesterday that these acts violated the terms of Meek Mill’s probation, which stemmed from a 2008 drug and gun possession charge.
“I gave you break after break, and you basically just thumbed your nose at this court,” Brinkley told Mil, explaining that his sentence would be served in state prison, where he would be eligible for state parole supervision after two years.
“Then I’ll be done with you,” she added.
Meek Mill was ordered into custody and escorted by sheriff’s deputies out of the courtroom on the spot.
His lawyer said he would be appealing the decision.
Jay-Z, whose Roc Nation company manages the rapper, denounced the sentence on Facebook.
He issued a straightforward and harsh assessment of what the judge decreed, writing on the aforementioned social media platform:
“The sentence handed down by the Judge – against the recommendation of the Assistant District Attorney and Probation Officer – is unjust and heavy handed.
“We will always stand by and support Meek Mill, both as he attempts to right this wrongful sentence and then in returning to his musical career.”
We’ll let readers know when Meek Mill appeals this verdict and what comes of it.
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Michelle Carter, the Massachusetts native who was convicted several weeks ago of involuntary manslaughter in the 2014 suicide of her boyfriend, was sentenced to two-and-a-half years in prison today.
She is only expected to serve 15 months, however, as a judge declared the rest of her sentence suspended.
Moreover, Carter will not begin serving her term until her potential appeal is resolved, a judge ruled this afternoon.
Carter’s case has garnered national headlines due to its unusual nature.
While the way Carter acted toward Conrad Roy three years ago was undeniable despicable, questions have been raised over whether she ought to be held legally responsible for his death.
In July of 2014, Roy locked himself in his truck and committed suicide via carbon monoxide poisoning.
The incident took place after Carter, who was 17 years old at the time, urged Roy – through text messages and phone conversations – to take his own life.
She was even on the phone with him, encouraging the 18-year old, who had a history of mental illness, to remain his pickup truck as it filled with the deadly gas while it was parked near a store.
Altogether, it is believed Carter sent Roy over 1,000 text messages during their relationship.
Among the most damaging were messages such as the following:
- You always say you’re gonna do it, but you never do. I just want to make sure tonight is the real thing.
- You just have to do it.
- It’s painless and quick.
Authorities also discovered Carter’s written admission to a friend in which she thought back a phone call with Roy, who had exited his truck as it filled with toxic fumes.
He told her that he was frightened and didn’t want to abandon his family.
“Get back in,” Carter said she told him.
In June, Massachusetts Judge Lawrence Moniz found Carter guilty of involuntary manslaughter, describing her behavior as “reckless.”
While confirming the verdict, Moniz said that Carter instructed Roy “to get back into the truck well knowing of all of the feelings he [had] exchanged with her, his ambiguities, his fears, his concerns.”
During the case, prosecutors asked for Carter to receive between seven and 12 years in prison, while Carter’s lawyer recommended five years of supervised probation and mental health counseling.
According to court documents, Carter and Roy had been texting about death for many weeks leading up to the suicide, The Washington Post has written.
Per the newspaper, in one message, Carter (pictured below) wrote:
“You’re finally going to be happy in heaven. No more pain. It’s OK to be scared and it’s normal. I mean, you’re about to die.”
In a statement read in court prior to sentencing, Conrad’s mother, Lynn Roy, wrote the following:
“There is not one day that I do not mourn the loss of my beloved son.”
Added his father:
“Michelle Carter exploited my son’s weaknesses and used him as a pawn. How could Michelle Carter behave so viscously and encourage my son to end his life? Where was her humanity?”
In announcing today’s sentencing, Bristol County Juvenile Court Judge Lawrence Moniz said:
“This court must and has balanced between rehabilitation, the promise that rehabilitation would work and a punishment for the actions that have occurred.”
If you or someone you know is showing warning signs of suicide, please contact the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 800-273-TALK.
You can also text the Crisis Text Line at 741741 or seek help from a professional.
Fourteen-year-old Danielle Bregoli skyrocketed to fame when her unbelievable bad behavior and ludicrous catchphrase — Cash me ousside, howbow dah? — made waves on Dr. Phil and then on social media.
But, you know how we mentioned that soon we might cash Danielle Bregoli in jail for a string of alleged criminal offenses committed before she became so (in)famous?
Well … she’s been sentenced. …
If you’re forgetting what exactly her crime was, it wasn’t weakening the fabric of society or being thoroughly obnoxious.
(Remember, she’s 14 and a product of her environment … and considering how awful her mother is, we kind of understand why she is the way that she is)
No, it was for two counts of grand theft (for repeatedly stealing her mother’s car).
Plus a count of filing a false police report.
Oh, and getting caught with marijuana — which shouldn’t be a crime but also fourteen-year-olds should not have access without a medical prescription.
And now she’s finally finding out the consequences for her out-of-control behavior.
She’ll be sentenced to juvenile detention, like so many other troubled young people.
Danielle Bregoli is rich and she’s white! (Privilege is a thing, folks)
Countless teens get their lives ruined over a few simple mistakes that are either harmless or should get them counseling. Instead, they’re thrown in with some genuinely dangerous young people and lose years of their adolescence.
Not so for Danielle.
TMZ reports that Danielle Bregoli has been sentenced to five years of probation.
That’s actually pretty lengthy for probation for non-violent offenses committed by a juvenile, right?
It sounds that way to us, anyway.
Maybe the judge was hoping to make sure that Danielle Bregoli behaves herself for at least the rest of the time that she’s a legal minor. If she does, she could be a totally different person by the time that she turns 18.
Or … perhaps the judge was trying to compensate for how lenient the sentence must seem.
Especially since Danielle will be allowed to serve out her probation in L.A. where she now lives.
So she’s definitely getting off easy.
We don’t know how this will impact Danielle Bregoli’s upcoming reality series, except that it was probably going to be in L.A. anyway.
It’s not that people were hoping to tune in to see her rob banks or whatever.
Mostly, people who will watch will be doing so to hear her mouth off ridiculous things around the house and, we imagine, be placed in fish-out-of-water situations where her trashy behavior will clash with, say, dining at a Michelin Star restaurant or doing anything else unfamiliar.
That’s just speculation on our part, because we can’t see a show about Danielle lounging on a couch or on a car that she’s too young to drive getting sustainable ratings.
Though, no matter where she is, we imagine that she’s going to have some heated words for people. That’s kind of her thing.
But if she were to actually cash someone ousside — that is, meet them outside in order to physically fight them because she’s 14 and tiny and full of hormones and rage — Danielle Bregoli would be in violation of her parole.
And we imagine that it’s hard to film a reality show from juvie, folks.
Danielle Bregoli is one of those situations where we feel like rewarding her for her bad behavior might be her best chance in life.
(No offense but, like, what kind of career was she looking at if she didn’t become famous? People from all walks of life can rocket to success, but a terrible upbringing is hard to overcome — and Lake Worth, Florida isn’t exactly ripe with opportunities)
We hope that her new life and meeting hopefully more responsible adults helps her to understand the changes that she needs to make for herself, even if she keeps up her act on camera.
What we really hope for Danielle Bregoli, aside from abiding by her probation guidelines and learning what it means to be a functional human being, is for her to follow Ariel Winter’s example and get away from her horrible mother.
It’s hard to see her moving forward with her mom still in the picture.
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