Hip-hop is standing behind Meek Mill after the Philly rapper was sentenced to two-to-four years in federal state prison over a previous probation violation. Following the devastating news, MMG label-head Rick Ross posted a message on Instagram on Nov. 7 showing his support for the rapper and condemning an “unjust system” for holding Meek back.
Rozay shared a portrait of Meek donning a black suit. "Tests are not for the faint at heart," Rick Ross penned in photo caption. “Every time an obstacle crosses his path, he fights his way through and comes out triumphant.”
The Maybach Music exec continued by pointing out Meek’s long battle with the justice system, which dates all the way back to 2009, when the rapper was initially given probation relating to a drug and gun charge. “I've watched him 1st hand fight this unjust system for close to a decade,” he added. “But my dawg is a warrior! You know the family is already holding you down during this time of test. Here’s to the future! It will be BRIGHT!”
A previously reported, Meek was sentenced to prison due to prior arrests. Although both charges were dropped, the judge handling the sentence ruled that the artist had several chances to clean up his act following the 2009 case and failed to do so, The Guardian reports.
Rick’s comments follow a number of rappers who spoke against Meek’s incarceration. T.I., YG, and more tweeted their support for the rapper. Jay-Z also posted a statement on Facebook, declaring the judge’s sentence to be “unjust and heavy handed.”
Check out Rick Ross’ statement on Instagram below.