It’s been 24 hours since rapper Meek Mill has been sentencing to 2-4 years in prison and many of the Philadelphia rapper’s comrades did not agree with the verdict. Industry entertainers including Snoop Dogg, Nipsey Hustle, Don Q, and more took to social media their thoughts on the 30-year-old’s sentencing. Jay Z, who signed Meek Mill to a management deal via Roc Nation, also took to Facebook his thoughts, calling the sentencing – ‘unjust.’
“The sentence handed down by the Judge – against the recommendation of the Assistant District Attorney and Probation Officer – is unjust and heavy-handed,” said the mogul/rapper. “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’s lawyer, Joe Tacopina, has been speaking with various outlets including Billboard, to talk about how inappropriate Common Pleas Judge Genece Brinkley has been, making this situation a personal vendetta against Meek Mill.
“But when you look at all the other facts, like a judge crossing the line of professionalism and traditional conduct, [who] will make the request that Meek Mill re-record a famous Philadelphia pop band, Boyz II Men’s song “On Bended Knee,” where he concludes with a tribute to her and mentions her by name in the song. And he, of course, was laughing and thought it was a joke, she said, “I’m serious.” He refused to do that,” says Tacopina.
“So, that, right there, was a totally an inappropriate request. When she requests he leaves his current management Roc Nation — which is one of the most important management companies in the world — and goes back to a local Philadelphia guy who has a spotted past because she had a personal relationship with him as manager, again, she’s doing something that a judge would never be doing, having a personal interest.”