Jay Z’s Response to Meek Mill Sentencing: 'Unjust and Heavy Handed'

"We will always stand by and support Meek Mill."

Meek Mill and Jay Z

Meek Mill and Jay-Z attend the Premiere Of NBA 2K13 With Cover Athletes And NBA Superstars at 40 / 40 Club on September 26, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Johnny Nunez/WireImage for 2K Sports)

Meek Mill and Jay Z

News of Meek Mill being sentenced to 2-4 years in prison for violating his parole has shocked and angered fans and celebrities alike. Jay Z took to Facebook to post a message on Meek's legal situation, calling it "unjust and heavy handed." Jay also pledged his "support" to Meek Mill "as he attempts to right this wrongful sentence." 

BREAKING: Rapper Meek Mill sentenced to 2 - 4 years in state prison for probation violations. @CBSPhilly pic.twitter.com/5oeZky07Up

— Joe Holden (@JoeHoldenCBS3) November 6, 2017

People took to social media to comment on Meek Mill and what many see as a particularly harsh sentence that highlights the hypocrisies of the American legal system. 

free meek mill he ain’t do nothing

— BJ ®🕊 (@BASEDJESUS) November 7, 2017
"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."

Read the message Jay Z posted on Meek Mill's sentencing below: 

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