Jay Z, Nipsey Hussle, YG, & Kevin Hart are just some of the celebrities to come to Meek Mill's defense Monday night following his wrongful sentencing.
In case you missed it Monday afternoon, Meek Mill was sentenced by a Philadelphia judge to serve 2-4 years in a state prison for violating probation in a nearly decade-old gun and drug case. The judge cited a failed drug test and a failure to comply with a court order restricting his travel as reasons for the harsh sentencing. The judge added that he’s been trying to help Meek out for about a decade, but he just continues to do whatever he wants.
Since the news broke online that Meek was going back to jail, many of today’s biggest artists & athletes have taken to social media to voice their concern & come to the defense of the MMG rapper. In fact, Jay Z even chimed into the mix late Monday night, and hopped on Facebook to call out the system for being “unjust” & "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 on FB. “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 addition to Hov, everyone from Nipsey Hussle, A Boogie, YG, Kevin Hart, Angie Martinez, Isaiah Thomas, Leonard Fournette & many more have all voiced their opinions of the wrongful sentencing on social media. So we went ahead and decided to round up some of those tweets & posts, which you can see for yourself (below).
To be yung Blac and successful YOU ENEMY NUMBER 1. HOLD YO HEAD @MeekMill streets chose u💪🏽🏁— THA GREAT (@NipseyHussle) November 6, 2017
the system is rigged man. the fact he was on probation for 10yrs over sum paper wk is a set up! shit makes me so sad. prayin 4 u @MeekMill— Angie Martinez (@angiemartinez) November 7, 2017
That Philly Judge had it out for Meek..— djenvy (@djenvy) November 6, 2017
Saddened, angered, and disappointed by the @MeekMill news .... really sad— Peter Rosenberg (@Rosenbergradio) November 6, 2017
Praying for @meekmill and his family!!! Crazy how bad the system is SMH— Isaiah Thomas (@Isaiah_Thomas) November 7, 2017
FREE MEEK— YG (@YG) November 7, 2017
Fuck the system #FreeMeek— DonQHBTL (@DonQhbtl) November 6, 2017
That system don’t love nobody #freeMEEK— DURKIOworld 🦅 (@lildurk) November 7, 2017
Let me get this straight: Meek Mill probation violation: 2-4 years— Premium Pete (@PremiumPete) November 7, 2017
Brock Turner rape: 6 months pic.twitter.com/y8hr8Tj7pU
Free Meek Milly— Casey Veggies (@CaseyVeggies) November 7, 2017
Regardless of how you feel about Meek, the system just did him dirty. Period. Free Meek forreal.— Russ (@russdiemon) November 7, 2017
Damn they did meek mill green as fuck— CLOUT COBAIN (@denzelcurry) November 7, 2017
I've never seen the justice system profile and target a musician like they do Meek that shit is so fowl off a charge he got as a minor— Tunji (@tunjiige) November 7, 2017
It’s crazy when you wanna do right but right don’t wanna do right. Meek a fighter so he gonna get through this. pic.twitter.com/UYBjd50YMz— Trinidad Jame$ (@Trinidadjamesgg) November 7, 2017
I’ve been in Genece Brinkley’s courtroom during one of Meek’s hearings. She’s something else. Free Meek— Rob Markman (@RobMarkman) November 7, 2017
Sad to hear about meek— LD (@lildickytweets) November 7, 2017
Bro 2-4 for Meek... That's bullshit fr. They got it out for that man and ain't gon stop tryna make an example outta blood.— Skeme (@Skeme) November 7, 2017