Hip-Hop Reacts To Meek Mill’s 2-to-4 Year Prison Sentence

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Hip-Hop Reacts To Meek Mill’s 2-to-4 Year Prison Sentence

And Jay-Z's official statement on the sentencing is one for the (legal) books.

Published November 7, 2017

On Monday (Nov. 6), a Philadelphia judge slammed a two-to-four year prison sentence on Philly rap star and Dreamchasers boss Meek Mill after two violations of his probation, which he was serving from a nearly decade-old drug and weapon case.

While Judge Genece Brinkley pointed to a failed drug test and failure to comply with court-ordered travel restrictions as the reason for the harsh sentencing, NBC Philadelphia reports, the sentencing is rightfully being dubbed severe for a number of reasons. New York’s hip-hop and business mogul Jay-Z emphasizes one of the most overwhelming, however: Brinkley’s total disregard for the Assistant District Attorney and Meek’s probation officer’s recommendation for no jail time.

Thus, Meek’s fate at the hands of Brinkley’s loose discretion is nothing short of heart wrenching for his family, friends and all other loved ones. Meek’s defense team is now hell-bent on an appeal for the sentencing, and hip-hop is standing in the corner of the Wins & Losses emcee right along with them.

  1. Jay-Z
  2. Snoop Dogg

    Head up young g. We wit u 👊🏾👊🏾. Freee. @meekmill

    A post shared by snoopdogg (@snoopdogg) on

  3. T.I.
  4. Nipsey Hussle
  5. YG
  6. A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie
  7. Trinidad James
  8. Lil Durk
  9. Casanova
  10. Casey Veggies
  11. Don Q
  12. Other Hollywood supporters of Meek's stepped up to his defense as well, such as Bibi Bourelly

    You always were gracious in every encounter I've ever had with you. I am so grateful for that .It might have meant little to you, but seeing you shine and grind was fucking inspiring .It's so rare to meet people in this game who help you without a motive. It's really hard out here for new and emerging artists. This picture is from the very first studio session I ever attended in la. Meek mill was the very first celebrity id ever met. I am not posing to know him well now but that experience changed my life, was a milestone and meant the fucking world to me. I was fresh out of high school chasing my dreams and he was the first person I met who was accomplishing theirs. I was touched, so nervous and taken aback. I remember hearing his song "hold up wait a minute" on the radio. Me and my high school friends knew it word by word. The passion , angst and purity in his voice was and still is fucking groundbreaking . The way the American system is set up is VERY fucked up and unfair. Shit not right. It's just not right. you should be enraged at the way the system sets up young black men up to fail whether you're a fan or not. Meek mill, you've inspired me and gave me and so many others real hope through difficult times . You are a REAL artist and we appreciate you and stand behind you. Thank you for your strength . Please stay up. It's in your spirit and in your blood✊🏾✊🏾✊🏾✊🏾 #FREEMEEK

    A post shared by Bibi Bourelly 🇺🇸🇩🇪🌹 (@bibibourelly) on

  13. Kevin Hart
  14. Angie Martinez
  15. Peter Rosenberg
  16. Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver Torrey Smith
  17. DJ Envy

Written by Diamond Alexis

(Photos from Left: Dave Kotinsky/Getty Images for Spike, Araya Diaz/Getty Images, J. Kempin/Getty Images)

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