On Tuesday, November 7 at the American Airlines Center Jigga took a minute in between his 4:44 set to address what many see as an unfair sentence laid down on Meek. “I’ve gotta say something about a young man by the name of Meek Mill” he explained. “He caught a charge when he was, like, 19. He’s 30 now, he’s been on probation 11 years. Fucking 11 years. Probation — 11 years. Judge [gave him] two to four years because he got arrested for being on a bike and popping a f*cking wheelie.”
He furthered his sentiment saying “this 4:44 album is all about us moving forward, moving past things, and in order for us to move past all the shit that we’re going through we gotta address it. Everyone has to be just as outraged, you can’t look at it as a black or white issue, you have to look at it as a human issue.”
Earlier this week Hov made a formal statement on Facebook after Mill was sentenced to a two-to-four prison sentence for violating his probation. “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.”
The Hip-Hop community has since poured out encouragement for the incarcerated MC. Additionally his legal team have stated they plan to appeal the case due to an alleged personal vendetta the from the judge.
Via Hip Hop DX