Meek Mill has been sentenced to 2-4 years in state prison for violating probation by a Philadelphia judge.
Jay-Z has denounced the judge’s decision, citing she overruled recommendations from other officials of the court.
“The sentence handed down by the Judge — against the recommendation of the Assistant District Attorney and Probation Officer — is unjust and heavy handed,” Jay-Z. “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.”
Meek Mill is managed by Jay-Z’s Roc Nation.
Meek was arrested in two times this year, once in March and another time in August. Neither of those cases resulted in charges for the rapper but the judge still ruled he violated probation. The March case misdemeanor assault and the second incident was for reckless driving and reckless endangerment.