Z and Other Artists React to Meek Mill Prison Sentence

Z and Other Artists React to Meek Mill Prison Sentence

After appearing in court on Monday for parole violations, the rapper has been sentenced to two to four years in prison.

And there was drama in court as the exasperated Judge Genece E. Brinkley told the 30-year-old he had been "thumbing your nose" at her after she had given him multiple opportunities to go straight.

Per Philly.com, Meek Mill's probation stems from a 2008 drug and weapons case that landed the rapper in prison for eight months.

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The rapper first violated that probation by travelling outside of Philadelphia without acquiring approval from his parole officer, which resulted in his probation being extended to ten years.

People rounded up a list of big names who felt Meek's sentence was an injustice, most notable among them, a statement from Jay-Z calling the sentence "unjust and heavy-handed". His legal team plans to appeal, while rapper Jay Z called the sentencing "unjust and heavy-handed" on social media. "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". In March he was arrested for a fight in an airport, and in August was caught for reckless driving in NYC. "I'm here for you, man".

Additionally, Tacopina told TMZ that Brinkley has shown bias against his client, and a year ago during a meeting in chambers she asked him to remake the Boyz II Men hit "On Bended Knee" and give her a shout-out.

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After the judge's ruling, Mill was taken into custody. No incarceration. But this judge excoriated both of them, challenged their credibility and overrode both law enforcement agencies recommendations and went from zero to two to four years, which shows that she clearly had a personal vendetta against this guy [Mill]. "Throwing folks in jail for 2-4 years for misdemeanor violations is just a waste of money. too long". A really despicable version of what the justice system is supposed to be. I don't even have the words now y'all.

Music mogul JAY-Z, Snoop Dogg and Kevin Hart are riding for Meek Mill.

"Saddened, angered, and disappointed", tweeted Hot 97 DJ Peter Rosenberg.

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