Meek Mill just received an outpouring of love and support from fellow celebrities like JAY-Z, Kevin Hart and T.I. after being handed a prison sentence for parole violation.
JAY-Z, who has continued to be a mouthpiece against racial bias in the justice system, offered a statement on Meek’s sentencing. “The sentence handed down by the Judge — against the recommendation of the Assistant District Attorney and Probation Officer — is unjust and heavy handed,” read a statement posted on the rapper’s Facebook. “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.”
Kevin Hart posted a photo of himself and Meek at a basketball game, along with a heartfelt message. “God sometimes puts the toughest battles on his strongest soldiers. I’m here for you man!!!! My brother for life…Always here for you man!!! This storm will pass…Stay strong & keep your head up.”
T.I., who has been down a similar round with his own legal battles, echoed Kevin Hart’s statements by encouraging Meek to hang in there.
The #FreeMeek movement certainly didn’t stop there. Fellow stars like YG, Teyana Taylor, Isaiah Thomas and Angie Martinez also spoke out on his sentencing and offer support.
— YG (@YG) November 7, 2017
Praying for @meekmill and his family!!! Crazy how bad the system is SMH
— Isaiah Thomas (@Isaiah_Thomas) November 7, 2017
— ABOOGIEWITDAHOODIE (@ArtistHBTL) November 7, 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
Hold ya head my brotha meekmill https://t.co/yX46f5iqzG
— TEYANA M.J. SHUMPERT (@TEYANATAYLOR) November 7, 2017
— Maybach Music Group (@MaybachMusic) November 7, 2017
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
That Philly Judge had it out for Meek..
— djenvy (@djenvy) November 6, 2017
According to Philly.com, Meek, 30, was sentenced to two to four years in prison. He was charged with misdemeanor assault in March for fighting at St. Louis International Airport. The charges were dropped in exchange for ordered community service. However, the rapper was arrested months later in New York City for reckless driving. He plead guilty to the charge.
Former Love & Hip Hop cast member Scrapp stands in front of the judge and receives his long-awaited sentence.