JAY-Z on his Facebook page has criticized the sentencing of rapper Meek Mill, describing it as “unjust and heavy-handed”.
Robert Rihmeek Williams popularly known as Meek Mill had been sentenced to 2-4 years in state prison by a Philadelphia judge for violating the terms of his probation.
Common Pleas Judge Genece Brinkley cited a failed drugs test and failure to comply with restrictions on his travel as reasons for his sentencing.
The sentence came as a surprise even as prosecutors recommended that he should not be punished as he has been off drugs since January and complied with most terms of his probation.
JAY-Z, in the Facebook post, wrote;
Comedian Kevin Hart on his Instagram also showed support for the rapper.