Kevin Hart, Jay-Z & Snoop Stand Up Against Harsh Prison Sentence Judge Just Gave Meek Mill
Most rap fans know Meek Mill has been takin’ Ls left and right for the past couple years. Now, he’s taken yet another L but this time it really was unwarranted. For those who missed the latest news about the “Tupac Back” rapper, he made headlines on Monday, Nov. 6, when he appeared before Common Pleas Court Judge Genece E. Brinkley in a Philadelphia courtroom and was sentenced to two to four years in prison for violating his probation – for basically popping a wheelie on a bike.
To many fans, it just looked like Meek takin’ another L, but many fans and celebrities have actually expressed outrage over the sentence because this time around, it seems like Meek is part of a problem – racial injustice. In fact, Kevin Hart and Meek’s fellow rappers, Jay-Z and Snoop, have voiced their disapproval of the harsh sentence over such a frivolous act.
Praying For A Friend:
Shortly after Meek Mill’s sentence, Kevin Hart took to Instagram with a photo of himself with Meek and expressed how he’s praying for his friend. “Praying for my brother @meekmill right now. 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.”
Standing Up For Meek:
As fans encouraged Meek Mill, Snoop also took to Instagram with words of encouragement.
Jay-Z also turned heads with his post. According to Rolling Stone, the 4:44 rapper slammed the judge during his 4:44 concert in Dallas, TX on Tuesday, Nov. 7. He offered a quick speech about the embattled rapper. Like most people, Jay-Z can’t understand how someone could be on probation as long as Meek and get two to four years behind bars for something so trivial. “I gotta say something about a young man named Meek Mill. He caught a charge, he was about 19, he’s 30 now, he’s been on probation 11 years. F**king 11 years,” Jay-Z told the audience. “Now he got to do two to four years [for a probation violation] because he got arrested being on a bike popping a f**king wheelie.”
Jay-Z’s frustration comes shortly after Meek’s attorney Joe Tacopina dropped a bombshell about the judge’s request for Meek Mill to leave Roc Nation and sign with a friend of hers. Tacopina argues that the reason Meek is behind bars has nothing to do with him violating probation, according to Billboard. “She’s enamored with him,” Tacopina told Billboard. “She showed up at his community service for the homeless people. She showed up and sat at the table. She’s a judge. You could pull any judge in America and ask them how many times they’ve showed up at a community service for a probation and the answer is zero.”
Tacopina spoke to Billboard about what he called Brinkley’s “infatuation” with Mill, how she requested that he re-record a Boyz II Men song and shout her out, and how she wanted him to leave Roc Nation to sign with a friend of hers. These are edited excerpts from the conversation. via Billboard
As expected, Meek’s attorney will be appealing the sentence, but unfortunately, for now, he’s no longer Meek Mill. He’s referred to as Robert Williams – Pa. Inmate ND8400.