Jay-Z slams Meek Mill's 'unjust, heavy handed' sentence

Meek Mill sentenced to minimum two years prison for violating probation

After violating probation in a prior drug and weapon case, rapper Meek Mill landed 2-4 years in prison.

"I gave you break after break, and you basically just thumbed your nose at this court", Brinkley told Mill, according to the Philadelphia Inquirer.

The judge said the musician would serve his sentence in state prison.

What came after the judge's ruling was immediate outrage from the rap community, with a number of artists and fans calling the sentence unjust and unfair. Since then prosecutors say Mill has violated parole by repeatedly changing his court-approved travel schedule and ducking a drug test.

The original charges are almost a decade-old but the judge explained that despite her consistent efforts to help Meek, he has done whatever he wants.

Other celebrities who shared their reactions to Mill's prison sentence include Kevin Hart and T.I.


Meek Mill has not released an official statement regarding the recent news. But to suggest that such immaturity should be punished by hard prison time is to both misunderstand the severity of prison and to vastly overstate its effectiveness in reforming people who are hardly criminals to begin with.

Meek has been on probation pretty much constantly since he was first arrested for gun possession and assaulting a police officer in 2005.

JAY-Z has commented on the jail sentence given to rapper Meek Mill, calling it "unjust and heavy handed".

In August, the rapper, whose real name is Robert Rihmeek William, was charged with reckless endangerment for illegally riding his dirt bike in Inwood.

Additional court cases though have seen Mill spend five months in prison in 2013 and his probation was extended for almost a decade.

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