Meek Mill sentenced to at least two years in Pennsylvania state prison


JAY-Z is supporting Meek Mill amidst his shocking 2-4 years prison sentence for probation violation calling the sentencing "unjust".

Meek's attorney told the paper he plans to appeal the sentence.

The 30-year-old rapper was just sentenced to two to four years in a state prison after violating his probation in a gun and drug case, according to Billboard.

One artist who was particularly vocal about Mill's prison sentence was Jay Z. In a Facebook post on Monday, the music mogul called out the justice system for its unfair treatment of another black man.

Mill, whose most recent album, "Wins and Losses", reached number three on the USA album chart this year, was sentenced over a case dating from when the 30-year-old was a teenager.

Meek's legal issues continued in March, when he was arrested for fighting in the Philadelphia airport (The charges were dropped when he agreed to perform community service). He was immediately taken into custody.

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"The sentence handed down by the Judge - against the recommendation of the Assistant District Attorney and Probation Officer - is unjust and heavy handed". Prosecutors had recommended earlier that the rapper should not be sent back to prison, stating the fact that he has been off drugs since January and complied with most of the requirements for probation.

Common Pleas Court Judge Genece E. Brinkley imposed the sentence on Mill after he was twice arrested this year.

However, Judge Brinkley is reported to have said that she's been trying to help Meek Mill for 10 years but the rapper does what he wants.

Mill pleaded guilty in October in Manhattan to reckless driving charges after he was arrested for doing wheelies and other stunts on a dirt bike on city streets and then posting video about it online.

However, that same year he was found to have violated his probation for the first time, and was placed on house arrest.