JAY-Z Calls Meek Mill’s Prison Sentence “Unjust and Heavy Handed”

Rapper Meek Mill, right, arrives at the Criminal Justice Center with his lawyer Brian McMonagle, left, in Philadelphia, PA on November 6, 2017. DAVID MAIALETTI / Staff Photographer


Meek Mill was sentenced to 2-4 years in prison today when a Philadelphia judge ruled that he violated his probation. Tonight, JAY-Z shared a note on Facebook decrying the sentence. “The sentence handed down by the Judge—against the recommendation of the Assistant District Attorney and Probation Officer—is unjust and heavy handed,” he wrote. “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.”

Meek Mill was arrested in March for misdemeanor assault charges, and again in August for reckless driving and reckless endangerment. Charges from both of those incidents have been dropped, but the incidents led to today’s court date to review whether or not he had violated his probation.

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