Reports recently surfaced that Meek Mill was sentenced to two years in prison for violating his probation. The rapper appeared in court on Monday, November 6 to determine if two events that took place earlier this year amounted to a violation of his parole – a fight at a St. Louis airport in March and a reckless driving arrest in New York City in August.
It was decided by a Philadelphia judge that Mill will serve a minimum of two years in prison. In 2016, he was given a six-year probationary period and placed under house arrest for 90 days after he performed at a concert without court approval. Mill was originally handed down probation in 2008 proceeding a drug and gun conviction, serving eight months in jail with a subsequent release.
Late Monday night, JAY-Z responded to Mill’s sentence in a Facebook post, calling it “unjust and heavy-handed.” It is of course, not the first time the 4:44 rapper and mogul has spoken out against problems with the prison system. On Father’s Day this year, he penned an open letter addressing the “exploiting’ bail industry, and went the extra mile by actually bailing out fathers. Read JAY-Z’s full statement below.
Revisit Meek Mill’s “Save Me” below.
In other music news, Yung Lean just released a new track from his upcoming album. Listen to “Metallic Intuition” right here.