JAY-Z Deems Meek Mill’s Prison Sentence “Unjust & Heavy Handed”
After the news broke that Meek Mill is facing up to four years in a prison for probation violations, social media went wild commenting on the Wins & Losses rapper’s sentence. Hip Hop mogul JAY-Z was one of the many to weigh in on Meek’s situation. He took to Facebook on Monday night (November 6) and called the judge’s decision “unjust and heavy handed.”
“The sentence handed down by the Judge—against the recommendation of the Assistant District Attorney and Probation Officer—is unjust and heavy handed,” Hov 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.”
In March, Meek was arrested on misdemeanor assault charges. Five months later, he was taken into custody for reckless driving and reckless endangerment after getting busted “poppin’ wheelies” in New York City.
Charges from both of those incidents were ultimately dropped, but led to his court hearing on Monday (November 6). After Common Pleas Judge Genece Brinkley reviewed his case, he evidently came to the conclusion that it was indeed in violation of his probabtion.
“I’ve been trying to help you since 2009,” Brinkley reportedly said. “You basically thumbed your nose at me.”
Check out Hov’s Facebook post above.