JayZ, Snoop Offer Encouragement As Meek Mill Faces Up to 4 Years in Prison
by TRN Writers
Rapper Meek Mill walked into court on Monday a free man and came out a man sentenced to up to four years behind bars. Mill was in court for violating probation on a 2008 drug and gun conviction.
The rapper looked stunned as he exited the court house. The news of the sentence rocked the world of hip hop.
Business mogul and fellow rapper JayZ has always made his support of Mill’s career known to the music world. That support hasn’t changed in seemingly Mill’s darkest hour. JayZ posted a harsh judgement against the judge’s sentence saying, “The sentence handed down by the Judge—against the recommendation of the Assistant District Attorney and Probation Officer—is unjust and heavy handed. 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.”
Another artist to speak up in support of Mill was “Gangsta Zone” and “Gin and Juice” rapper Snoop who had few words about the harsh sentence, but made sure his words offered encouragement to Mill posting on IG…
As TRN told you on Monday, the 30 year old rapper has had runs in with the law before starting with his first violation of illegal possession of a firearm and assaulting a police officer when he was only 18. In 2008, Mill was convicted of drug dealing and other charges which led to a sentence of 11 months to almost two years behind bars. He ending being released the following year and was placed on five years parole which he was found guilty of violating in 2012 and 2013 but managed to get off lightly with having his travel permit revoked, mandatory etiquette classes and house arrest.
Mill has even slammed the judicial system in the past accusing Philadelphia prosecutors of being racists. Mill was clearly upset with the system and tweeted once, “Every time I go to probation it’s a new thing…The D.A. on my case [is] a racist. I caught that case when I was 18 [and], she’s still bothering me … I want every piece of press to see the way they try to handle my case, because I’m famous … I been on probation almost six years without going back to jail … I’ve been going to see probation every 30 days for almost 6 years.” Mill continued saying he’s been “going through” with cases that dated back to his teen years and added, “I’m actually fighting for my life and freedom…”
But Mill’s frustration and attitude may have weighed heavily in the outcome of this week’s court appearance. Though he was taken into custody immediately following his court appearance, Mill will probably continue to fight for his freedom through any type of appeals available to him.
Until then, Mill’s friends like fellow rapper TI want him to know he’s not alone…